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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

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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

JELD-WEN adds product line at Alabama facility, creating 40 jobs

WEDOWEE, Alabama – Charlotte, North Carolina-based JELD-WEN Inc., one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers, plans to expand production at its plant in Randolph County, creating up to 40 new jobs at the facility, officials announced today. The expansion at the Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing to boost Alabama investment by $830 million

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Mazda Toyota Manufacturing (MTM), the joint venture between automakers Mazda Motor Corp. and Toyota Motor Corp., plans to make an additional $830 million investment in Alabama to incorporate new cutting-edge manufacturing technologies to its production lines and provide enhanced training to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

FedEx Ground to build $40 million logistics facility in Jefferson County

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – FedEx Ground plans to build a $40.6 million facility in Jefferson County that would create 285 full- and part-time jobs within three years of the project’s completion, the Birmingham Business Alliance announced today. The 300,000-square-foot FedEx Ground facility will stand on a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Steelmaker AM/NS Calvert to add electric arc furnace in $500M expansion

MOBILE, Alabama -- Steelmaker ArcelorMittal announced today that it plans to its build an electric arc furnace steel making facility at its AM/NS Calvert mill as part of a $500 million expansion project in Alabama. Once completed, the planned EAF facility in Mobile County...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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