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Alabama automakers gear up for new milestones in 2022

Alabama’s automakers are eyeing growth on many fronts in 2022, with plans for new models, additional employees and advanced technology that will help usher in the next era of vehicle manufacturing in the state. Mazda Toyota Manufacturing will continue to ramp up its auto...

Written by Dawn Azok

Fetch Rewards to create 200 jobs at new Alabama office and support hub

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Fetch Rewards, the nation’s fastest-growing consumer rewards app, plans to open an office facility and customer service hub in Birmingham, where it will create 200 full-time jobs. The project, which involves an investment totaling $1...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Publication names Landing HQ recruitment its Startup ‘Deal of the Year’

Business Facilities, a national publication focusing on economic development, has selected Alabama’s recruitment of Landing’s headquarters relocation project as one of its “Deals of the Year” in a new ranking. Landing, a company building a nationwide network of fully furnished apartments available in a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

HarbisonWalker to invest $25 million to restart Alabama plant with 50 workers

FAIRFIELD, Alabama — Pennsylvania-based HarbisonWalker International announced plans today to invest $25 million to convert its closed property near Birmingham into “Alabama One,” an advanced refractories manufacturing hub for steelmakers in the Southeast. Construction on the AL 1 facility in Fairfield during the first...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Manufacture Alabama honors Canfield with ‘Friend of Industry’ award

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Manufacture Alabama, a trade association representing manufacturers across the state, honored Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield with its first “Friend of the Industry” award on Tuesday. Manufacture Alabama created the award to recognize public officials, community leaders, and industry representatives for...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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FGP Holding, maker of Frios pops, plans $20 million expansion in Mobile

MOBILE, Alabama – Mobile-based FGP Holding, which owns Frios Gourmet Pops and FGP Manufacturing LLC, announced plans today for a rapid expansion and production ramp-up along with a move into the former Crown Products facility at 3107 Halls Mill Road in Alabama's "Port City." The project features...

Written by Jerry Underwood

$231 million A-USA Corridor will upgrade Alabama rail network

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey today announced the creation of the A-USA Corridor, a proposed $231.6 million program of rail projects to upgrade economic development infrastructure in central and southern Alabama. The first phase of the A-USA Corridor initiative involves a $71.6 million initiative to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Humminbird kicks off construction on expansion project at Alabama facility

EUFAULA, Alabama — Humminbird, a leading maker of marine electronics products, officially launched construction work on a multimillion-dollar expansion project at its Eufaula facility to allow the company to meet strong consumer demand for its technologies. The expansion project will increase the production and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Priester’s Pecans, landmark Alabama brand, plans to harvest future growth

FORT DEPOSIT, Alabama – For more than 85 years, Priester’s Pecans has helped families across Alabama and beyond celebrate the holidays, and the Lowndes County company continues to write new chapters in its storied history. The pecan processor and handmade candy operation is in...

Written by Dawn Azok

Fill your holiday table with bounty from rural Alabama

From juicy turkeys to decadent desserts, Alabama’s rural counties can help fill your holiday table with a tasty spread. Small farms, major food manufacturers and longtime family businesses contribute to the bounty, while also being key drivers of jobs, investment and economic growth in...

Written by Dawn Azok

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