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Hanwha Cimarron kicks off project to open Alabama manufacturing facility

OPELIKA, Alabama – Hanwha Cimarron LLC, a maker of carbon fiber-wrapped, high-pressure storage tanks, formally launched a $130 million project today to construct a manufacturing plant in Opelika that will employ 261 people. Hanwha Cimarron broke ground this morning on the facility, located in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Humminbird’s Alabama growth project will add 77 jobs in Eufaula

EUFAULA, Alabama — Humminbird, a leading maker of marine electronics products, announced Tuesday that it is creating over 75 jobs at its plant in Barbour County through an expansion project that will help the company meet strong consumer demand for its depth finders. “Humminbird...

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Canada’s Li-Cycle plans EV battery recycling facility in Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Canada-based Li-Cycle Holdings Corp., the leading lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, plans to build a recycling facility near the Mercedes-Benz assembly plant in Tuscaloosa County, providing new capabilities within Alabama’s auto industry. The Tuscaloosa location will become Li-Cycle’s fourth lithium-ion...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama ranks among top states for business in new site selectors survey

National publication Area Development reports that a survey of site selection professionals once again ranked Alabama among the top states for business, citing a range of factors that contribute to an inviting growth environment. Alabama ranks No. 6 overall in the magazine’s 2021 “Top...

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Alabama firms sign pact to team on projects in South America’s Guyana

MOBILE, Alabama – Leaders of Myer Marine Services and Hargrove Engineers + Constructors, both based in Mobile, have signed a pact with a firm in Guyana that aims to accelerate the growth of oil and gas sector in the South American nation. The memorandum...

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Marking 25 years in Alabama, REHAU plans $50 million growth project in Cullman

CULLMAN, Alabama – Germany-based REHAU on Tuesday announced plans to invest $50 million in expansion project that will create 125 jobs at its Cullman County facility, which recently secured a contract to build exterior polymer-based components for Mercedes-Benz’s Alabama-made SUV models. The growth plans...

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Lockheed Martin apprenticeship program in Courtland preps students for careers

COURTLAND, Alabama -- Perla Chavez and Makayla Chambers took different paths to completing Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program (AMTAP) in Lawrence County. Chavez is a recent high school graduate and “techie” who started taking part in robotics and rocketry competitions in middle...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Wellborn Cabinet launches $15M expansion, creating 200 jobs in Ashland

ASHLAND, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey joined the leaders of Wellborn Cabinet Inc. today to formally announce a $15 million expansion project that will ultimately create over 200 jobs at the company’s plant in rural Clay County. Wellborn, a family-owned maker of kitchen and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

KBR to expand Alabama footprint with new headquarters, 160 jobs

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that defense contractor KBR plans to expand its operations in Huntsville with a new headquarters facility and more than 160 additional jobs as it taps the talent pool in Alabama’s “Rocket City.” KBR will consolidate its...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation’s Auburn plant ships 100,000th 3-D printed fuel nozzle

 AUBURN, Alabama — The GE Aviation additive manufacturing center in Auburn has achieved a major milestone — it shipped the 100,000th fuel nozzle tip grown on sophisticated 3-D printers at a plant that is pioneering new technologies for producing jet engine components. The Auburn...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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