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Lockheed Martin apprenticeship program in Courtland preps students for careers

COURTLAND, Alabama -- Perla Chavez and Makayla Chambers took different paths to completing Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program (AMTAP) in Lawrence County. Chavez is a recent high school graduate and “techie” who started taking part in robotics and rocketry competitions in middle...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Wellborn Cabinet launches $15M expansion, creating 200 jobs in Ashland

ASHLAND, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey joined the leaders of Wellborn Cabinet Inc. today to formally announce a $15 million expansion project that will ultimately create over 200 jobs at the company’s plant in rural Clay County. Wellborn, a family-owned maker of kitchen and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

KBR to expand Alabama footprint with new headquarters, 160 jobs

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that defense contractor KBR plans to expand its operations in Huntsville with a new headquarters facility and more than 160 additional jobs as it taps the talent pool in Alabama’s “Rocket City.” KBR will consolidate its...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation’s Auburn plant ships 100,000th 3-D printed fuel nozzle

 AUBURN, Alabama — The GE Aviation additive manufacturing center in Auburn has achieved a major milestone — it shipped the 100,000th fuel nozzle tip grown on sophisticated 3-D printers at a plant that is pioneering new technologies for producing jet engine components. The Auburn...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Milestone: Hyundai marks 5 million Alabama-built vehicles

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama’s leadership, team members, and special guests today celebrated a production milestone – the 5 millionth vehicle built at the Montgomery assembly plant. Hyundai reached the 5 million mark in a little more than 16 years, with the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

3 companies team for $40 million auto steel blanking plant in Alabama

MADISON, Alabama – Three companies with more than a century of experience in the U.S. steel and auto industries are teaming in a joint venture called Madison Metal Processing that will operate a new, $40 million factory near Huntsville. The companies collaborating in the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hanwha Cimarron to invest $130 million in new Alabama manufacturing facility

OPELIKA, Alabama – Hanwha Cimarron LLC, a maker of filament-wound carbon fiber tanks and pressure vessels, announced plans today to invest $130 million to open a new manufacturing facility in Opelika, where it will create 261 jobs. Hanwha Cimarron CEO David Jeon said the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

$120 million AUBix data center in Auburn to become economic catalyst

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that AUBix LLC plans to open a $120 million data center in Auburn that will benefit communities across Alabama by providing a technological edge to businesses and individuals plus enhanced access to high-speed internet. Construction has...

Written by Jerry Underwood

New policies aim to spur growth in Alabama’s Innovation Economy

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – After getting a shout out on Thursday, new policies designed to strengthen Alabama’s innovation economy are ready to drive growth and make a long-lasting impact. Governor Kay Ivey hosted a commemorative bill signing ceremony at the State Capitol on Thursday for...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama’s business climate scores near top in new rankings

Business Facilities, a national economic development publication, ranked Alabama’s business climate among the top states in an analysis evaluating key economic categories. Alabama earned the No. 5 spot in the magazine’s flagship business climate ranking, while also earning high marks for workforce training, manufacturing...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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