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Denmark’s Mountain Top Industries selects Alabama for its first U.S. plant

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Denmark-based Mountain Top Industries, which specializes in aluminum roll covers for pickup trucks, plans to open a 73,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Montgomery as the company expands into the U.S. market. Mountain Top Industries announced today that it will invest $13.3 million to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

OnBoard Birmingham launches to help companies develop their workforces

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A new effort aims to help Birmingham companies grow their workforces by showing the benefits of living and working in the city, as well as the successes of the companies that call it home. The Birmingham Business Alliance has launched OnBoard...

Written by Dawn Azok

Coastal Growers plans $87 million peanut shelling facility in Atmore

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Coastal Growers LLC plans to build a peanut shelling plant in Atmore, bringing 100 or more jobs to the area and turning the Escambia County city into a hub for peanut shelling in southwest Alabama.

Written by Jerry Underwood

High-tech utility pole manufacturer to locate in Tallapoosa County

DADEVILLE, Alabama – Dadeville Pole Co. plans to construct a new facility to manufacture and distribute power poles at the William Thweatt Industrial Park in Tallapoosa County, providing the rural region with an economic boost, according to the Lake Martin Area Economic Development Alliance.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Aftermarket wheel supplier Wheel Pros expands with Auburn facility

AUBURN, Alabama – Wheel Pros, a U.S. aftermarket wheel supplier, has acquired the assets of an aluminum wheel manufacturing facility in Auburn and plans to open its second U.S. operation there. “We welcome Wheel Pros to Alabama and congratulate them on choosing Auburn to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Techstars Alabama EnergyTech accelerator announces first start-up class

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator announced its first class of startups today – 10 firms from seven states launching an intensive, 13-week endeavor beginning this week. Three of the companies already call Birmingham home. As a group, these startups specialize in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Site consultants rank Alabama a top state in Area Development survey

Site selection professionals surveyed by national publication Area Development once again ranked Alabama among the top states for doing business, citing a range of factors that underpin a business-friendly environment. Alabama ranks No. 6 overall in the magazine’s 2020 “Top States for Doing Business”

Written by Jerry Underwood

Reignite Alabama competition awards $150,000 to 4 promising startups

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Four Alabama businesses that have developed innovative ideas to combat challenges in the COVID-19 era have been awarded a share of $150,000 to bring their plans to life. The businesses, with ideas that range from an exposure notification app for COVID-19...

Written by Dawn Azok

DURA Automotive to produce EV battery trays at new Alabama facility

MUSCLE SHOALS, Alabama – Michigan-based DURA Automotive Systems announced plans today to invest $59 million to open a manufacturing facility in Muscle Shoals that will produce battery trays for electric vehicles. The project, which includes critical support from the Shoals Economic Development Authority, will...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Geneva County targets manufacturers with new spec building

HARTFORD, Alabama – Officials in rural Geneva County believe their job-creation efforts will receive a major boost from a new 45,000-square-foot speculative building that’s ideal for a manufacturing operation. A ceremonial groundbreaking for the building in the Geneva County Industrial Park was held this...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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