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Alabama researchers join global fight against COVID-19 disease

Scientists and researchers in Alabama are engaged in the global effort to stem threats posed by the COVID-19 disease. Today, Huntsville’s Diatherix announced that it has developed a highly sensitive and specific assay, or test, for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 respiratory...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier HTNA expanding in Jasper to serve Mazda Toyota Manufacturing

JASPER, Alabama -- Hayashi Telempu North America (HTNA), a Michigan-based supplier of automotive interior components, plans to expand its operations in Walker County with a $7 million project that will create 19 jobs. The announcement makes HTNA’s facility in Jasper the first outside of...

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Auto supplier Seoyon E-Hwa plans expansion, creating 60 jobs in Selma

SELMA, Alabama – Seoyon E-Hwa Interior Systems, a Tier 1 supplier to Alabama’s Hyundai assembly plant, announced plans Tuesday to invest more than $5 million to expand its industrial operation in Dallas County. Seoyon E-Hwa will add 60 jobs to its current workforce of...

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Alabama earns Top 10 rankings in ‘Site Selection’ 2019 Governor’s Cups

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama’s economic development successes in 2019 earned the state a pair of Top 10 rankings in “Site Selection” magazine’s annual Governor’s Cups analysis. Alabama ranked No. 6 among the states in projects per capita, a measurement that places smaller states on...

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Borbet to invest $24 million in Auburn expansion, creating 25 jobs

AUBURN, Alabama – Manufacturer Borbet Alabama announced plans Tuesday to expand its Auburn operation with a $23.9 million project that will create 25 jobs over the next two years. The Germany-based company was founded in 1881 as a family-run business and has become a leading...

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Apple CEO kicks off Ed Farm tech education initiative in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Ed Farm, a groundbreaking education program supported by Apple to prepare students and communities for jobs of the future, was launched today in Birmingham. Apple CEO Tim Cook – a native of Alabama and a graduate of Auburn University – was...

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GE Appliances adds 255 jobs, ‘smart’ tech with $125M Alabama project

DECATUR, Alabama – GE Appliances today officially marked completion of a $125 million investment project at its Decatur refrigerator plant, which boosted production capacity, added new “smart” technology and increased the site’s workforce. The expansion project, announced in June 2018, allowed GE Appliances to...

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Alabama film industry set for blockbuster year after record 2019

The cameras are rolling on a golden period for film activity in Alabama, which is generating a record level of production expenditures while creating jobs and elevating the state’s profile in the industry. The Alabama Film Office reported the 20 approved film and TV...

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Exports of Alabama-made autos, aerospace parts rise in tough trade year

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Despite ongoing disruptions in global trade relationships, Alabama's exports of goods and services totaled $20.7 billion in 2019 as overseas shipments of motor vehicles, auto parts and aerospace products continued to show strength. The value of Alabama exports last year declined...

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Blue Origin officially opens Alabama rocket engine factory

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Blue Origin  on Monday opened a sprawling factory in Alabama’s “Rocket City” that will allow the spaceflight company to accelerate production of its heavy-lift BE-4 rocket engine and create hundreds of jobs. The BE-4, which is under development, will power Blue Origin’s...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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