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Westwater Resources plans first U.S. graphite processing plant in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Westwater Resources Inc. announced plans today to build a first-of-its-kind advanced graphite processing plant in Coosa County, putting Alabama at the forefront in the production of an essential material in batteries that power electrical vehicles, electronics and other green energy products...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama Germany Partnership honors companies, Commerce Sec. Canfield

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The long-standing economic and cultural ties between Alabama and Germany were on full display Thursday night as 10 German companies were recognized for their investments in the state and Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield was honored. The Alabama Germany Partnership’s Annual...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Milestone: AIDT celebrates 50 years of shaping Alabama’s workforce

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – AIDT, Alabama’s primary workforce development agency, today marked 50 years as a central player in the state’s economic growth through its mission of connecting and training Alabama workers with companies across the state. The milestone was marked this morning with a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama wins Gold Shovel Award for 2020 economic development

MONTGOMERY -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Area Development, a prominent national business publication, has selected Alabama for its Gold Shovel Award, recognizing the state’s economic development success in the manufacturing sector during a challenging 2020. The honor follows a year of strong results...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Fast-growing Landing moving HQ to Birmingham, creating over 800 jobs

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Landing, a company building a nationwide network of fully furnished apartments available to those in its membership model, plans to relocate its headquarters from San Francisco to Birmingham, where it will create 816 new full-time jobs as it accelerates growth plans.

Written by Jerry Underwood

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Mohawk Industries plans to add 130 jobs, yarn production at Alabama plant

ROANOKE, Alabama -- Mohawk Industries plans to introduce yarn production at its Roanoke manufacturing facility, creating 130 jobs in the Randolph County community and expanding the company’s investment in the region. “Our yarn facilities are very important, as they start our carpet manufacturing process,”

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing unveils first Alabama production model

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Mazda Toyota Manufacturing (MTM) today announced the first vehicle in the production lineup at its Alabama manufacturing plant – the all-new Corolla Cross – following on the heels of a Toyota announcement this morning. The joint venture partnership between Mazda Motor...

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Trachte plans expansion at Alabama facility, creating 70 jobs in Vernon

VERNON, Alabama -- Trachte Building Systems, an industry-leading manufacturer of steel self-storage systems, announced plans to expand its Roof Mart facility in Northwest Alabama with a project that will create 70 jobs in Vernon over the next three years. Sun Prairie, Wisconsin-based Trachte (pronounced...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Andalusia airport gives lift to Southeast Alabama aerospace hub

ANDALUSIA, Alabama – Covington County’s South Alabama Regional Airport has become a busy hub for aviators traveling throughout the Southeastern U.S. The airport has a heliport that provides hot and cold refueling services to civilian and military helicopters, as well as an airfield café

Written by Jerry Underwood

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