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Toyota Alabama installing 3.3-acre solar array in environmental push

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The Toyota engine plant in Huntsville is playing a key role in the automaker’s new solar energy plan, as part of a $9.3 million investment designed to cut the need for outside energy in its operations across three states. The company...

Written by Dawn Azok

Flight Works Alabama opens to inspire future aviation industry workers

MOBILE, Alabama – Flight Works Alabama, an aerospace education center located near the Airbus manufacturing facility in Mobile, has launched its mission to inspire and equip future aviation workers across the region. The 15,000-square-foot facility, which features more than 40 high-tech exhibits to provide...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Dollar General opens cold storage facility in Montgomery, creating 65 jobs

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Retailer Dollar General announced the opening of a 450,000-square-foot DG Fresh cold storage facility in Montgomery that will create 65 jobs and advance the company’s growth plans through a $26 million investment. The new DG Fresh facility, located at 6080 Mobile...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Publication gives Alabama high marks for business climate, workforce training

Alabama received high rankings for its workforce development programs and auto manufacturing strength in a new report from Business Facilities magazine, which also picked Birmingham and Huntsville as top cities for business climate. In the 16th installment of its Annual State and Metro Rankings...

Written by Jerry Underwood

ALDI plans regional HQ, distribution hub in Baldwin County, creating 200 jobs

LOXLEY, Alabama – ALDI U.S., the growing grocery retailer, announced plans today to construct a new regional headquarters and distribution center in Loxley, Alabama, to support the company’s growing footprint along the Gulf Coast. The retailer purchased 160 acres in Loxley’s industrial and warehousing...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Innovative workforce development initiative JumpStartAL launches

Officials today announced JumpStartAL, a private-public partnership to help carry out Alabama’s strategy for the future of workforce development. Using leading edge virtual reality (VR) training solutions from job simulator TRANSFRVR, JumpStartAL will offer new education and training programs to develop the state’s next...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Pinnacle Renewable Energy plans $95 million wood pellet plant in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey today announced that Alabama Pellets LLC, a subsidiary of Canada-based Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc., plans to invest $95 million to construct a wood pellet production facility in Demopolis. The Alabama Pellets facility is expected to have an annual production...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Revere Plastics Systems expands footprint to Alabama, creating 120 jobs

AUBURN, Alabama -- Revere Plastics Systems, a leading manufacturer of highly engineered plastic injection molded parts and assemblies, has selected Auburn to house its first operation in the Southeast. Revere will employ 120 people at its Alabama plant over the next three years. "Revere...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gov. Ivey launches $100M small business grant program ‘Revive Alabama’

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced the Revive Alabama grant program to support small businesses in Alabama that have been impacted by COVID-19. Revive Alabama will reimburse small businesses up to a combined $100 million for expenses they have incurred due to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Milestones bring Toyota Alabama closer to increased engine production

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Toyota Alabama announced todady that it achieved two significant milestones this month as part of an ongoing expansion, a $288 million project originally announced in March 2019. The milestones include the start of production for the all-new, redesigned 4-cylinder engine at...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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