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Commerce promotes Jones to government affairs, marketing position

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The Alabama Department of Commerce announced today that longtime employee Stefania Jones has been promoted to Manager of Governmental Affairs and Marketing, giving her responsibility for key activities at the state’s lead economic development agency. In her new role, Jones will...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mazda Toyota produces ‘Job 1’ vehicle at $2.3 billion Alabama plant

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Mazda Toyota Manufacturing and its 2,000-plus team members today celebrated the production of the first dealer-ready vehicle – a 2022 Corolla Cross – to emerge from the partnership’s new factory in Huntsville. “This is the moment MTM and our North Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

U.K.-based Ferroglobe eyes restart plan for silicon metal facility in Selma

SELMA, Alabama -- Ferroglobe PLC, a leading producer of silicon metal, silicon-based alloys and manganese-based specialty alloys, announced today that its subsidiary, Globe Metallurgical Inc. (GMI), is considering plans to restart its silicon metal facility in Selma. GMI said it is working with Alabama...

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Special Aerospace Services plans advanced production facility in Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Special Aerospace Services, a tactical engineering company, announced today that it is expanding its Alabama footprint and opening a production facility in the Cummings Research Park in Huntsville. Colorado-based SAS said the facility is part of an expansion strategy that will...

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Hanwha Cimarron kicks off project to open Alabama manufacturing facility

OPELIKA, Alabama – Hanwha Cimarron LLC, a maker of carbon fiber-wrapped, high-pressure storage tanks, formally launched a $130 million project today to construct a manufacturing plant in Opelika that will employ 261 people. Hanwha Cimarron broke ground this morning on the facility, located in...

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Humminbird’s Alabama growth project will add 77 jobs in Eufaula

EUFAULA, Alabama — Humminbird, a leading maker of marine electronics products, announced Tuesday that it is creating over 75 jobs at its plant in Barbour County through an expansion project that will help the company meet strong consumer demand for its depth finders. “Humminbird...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Canada’s Li-Cycle plans EV battery recycling facility in Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Canada-based Li-Cycle Holdings Corp., the leading lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, plans to build a recycling facility near the Mercedes-Benz assembly plant in Tuscaloosa County, providing new capabilities within Alabama’s auto industry. The Tuscaloosa location will become Li-Cycle’s fourth lithium-ion...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama ranks among top states for business in new site selectors survey

National publication Area Development reports that a survey of site selection professionals once again ranked Alabama among the top states for business, citing a range of factors that contribute to an inviting growth environment. Alabama ranks No. 6 overall in the magazine’s 2021 “Top...

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Alabama firms sign pact to team on projects in South America’s Guyana

MOBILE, Alabama – Leaders of Myer Marine Services and Hargrove Engineers + Constructors, both based in Mobile, have signed a pact with a firm in Guyana that aims to accelerate the growth of oil and gas sector in the South American nation. The memorandum...

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Marking 25 years in Alabama, REHAU plans $50 million growth project in Cullman

CULLMAN, Alabama – Germany-based REHAU on Tuesday announced plans to invest $50 million in expansion project that will create 125 jobs at its Cullman County facility, which recently secured a contract to build exterior polymer-based components for Mercedes-Benz’s Alabama-made SUV models. The growth plans...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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