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After strong year, Toyota Alabama to begin hiring amid growth plans

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Toyota’s Alabama engine plant notched a strong performance in 2019, and it is kicking off 2020 with plans to fill 450 new jobs, the company said Monday. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama produced about 610,000 engines last year, or roughly 2,500 per...

Written by Dawn Azok

Hyundai’s Alabama manufacturing plant registers production gain in 2019

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai’s Alabama auto assembly plant produced 336,000 vehicles in 2019, the company announced today, a total output that rose about 4 percent over the previous year. The Santa Fe SUV was the primary contributor to the production increase at Hyundai Motor...

Written by Dawn Azok

Honda Alabama records production milestone in busy 2019

LINCOLN, Alabama – It’s been another milestone year for Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, which reached the 5 million mark for vehicle and engine production since its $2.6 billion Talladega County plant opened nearly 20 years ago. Total output for 2019 alone is estimated at...

Written by Dawn Azok

Ascend finalizes plans for $175 million project at Alabama plant

DECATUR, Alabama — Ascend Performance Materials announced today that it has finalized plans for a $175 million project to expand production capacity at its Decatur manufacturing facility and construct energy cogeneration units at the site. The project will add 10 high-end manufacturing jobs to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

National Cement to build new kiln at Ragland facility with $250M+ investment

RAGLAND, Alabama – The National Cement Co. of Alabama announced plans to invest more than $250 million to construct a new kiln at its Ragland production plant, ensuring the St. Clair County facility’s competitiveness for decades to come. National Cement, which has been producing...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Homegrown treats sweeten the 2019 Made in Alabama Holiday Gift Guide

Whether you live far away or down the street from Mom and Dad, there’s nothing that creates the warm feelings of the holidays quite like a taste of home. Alabama-made food and beverages have long been popular Christmas gifts. And these days, tried and...

Written by Dawn Azok

2019 Made in Alabama Holiday Gift Guide showcases craftmanship

From the roads to the skies, the products created by the skilled hands of Alabama workers are in high demand in markets around the world. But the state’s automotive, aerospace and other manufacturing industries don’t have the corner on craftsmanship. In communities across the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Samuel Associated Tube Group plans $29 million Alabama expansion

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Samuel Associated Tube Group today announced plans to invest $29 million to build a new manufacturing facility in Jefferson County, an expansion project that will create new jobs and prepare for future growth. The company, which manufactures small diameter, electric-resistance-welded and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Carpenter Technology opens Alabama additive manufacturing center

ATHENS, Alabama -- Carpenter Technology Corp. today announced the opening of its newest advanced additive manufacturing (AM) facility and Emerging Technology Center (ETC) at its production campus in Athens. “We have chosen to further invest in North Alabama and continue to grow and develop...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Aerojet Rocketdyne: New Alabama manufacturing site ready for production

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Aerojet Rocketdyne said today that it is ready to begin producing large solid rocket motor carbon fiber cases in Alabama’s Rocket City following installation and calibration of a key machine at its new Advanced Manufacturing Facility (AMF). The state-of-the-art machine will be used...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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