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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

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

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

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