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Lowe’s Home Improvement plans $61 million Alabama distribution hub

BESSEMER, Alabama — Lowe’s Home Improvement announced this week plans to construct a 1.2 million-square-foot distribution facility in Jefferson County, creating 150 jobs as part of a $61 million project. The Birmingham Business Alliance said the facility will be located in Bessemer next to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Amazon expands Alabama footprint with 2 delivery stations in metro Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Amazon Logistics announced plans today to open two new delivery stations in the Birmingham metro area, creating hundreds of jobs and speeding up deliveries for the internet retailer’s customers in the region. One of the delivery stations will be located at...

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Alabama business climate rates near top in ‘Site Selection’ rankings

Alabama’s business climate ranked near the top of the states in a comprehensive analysis released today by “Site Selection,” a national publication that focuses on economic development. In the magazine’s 2020 analysis, Alabama ranked No. 7, tied with Arizona, and up two spots from...

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Kith Kitchens to open cabinet factory in Florence, creating 131 jobs

FLORENCE, Alabama — Kith Kitchens, an Alabama-based maker of high-quality cabinets, plans to invest $11 million to open a new manufacturing facility in Florence that will create 131 full-time jobs. Kith Kitchens will purchase a 150,000-square-foot speculative building pad and 11.5 acres in the...

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Gunmaker Kimber relocates its corporate headquarters to Alabama

TROY, Alabama — Less than three years after selecting a site in Troy for a firearms manufacturing plant, Kimber Mfg Inc. announced plans to move its corporate headquarters to the Alabama city. Kimber also said it plans to hire aggressively in all departments as...

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U.S. Steel starts up advanced electric arc furnace facility in Alabama

FAIRFIELD, Alabama — U.S. Steel Corp. today announced the successful start-up of a new technologically advanced electric arc furnace steelmaking facility at its operations in Fairfield, marking a strategic milestone for the company. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based U.S. Steel said the EAF at the Fairfield Works,

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Boeing grant prepares Decatur students for in-demand STEM careers

DECATUR, Alabama – A $50,000 grant from Boeing will help train Alabama students for jobs in the innovation economy. The global aerospace firm and longtime Alabama employer awarded the funding to the Decatur City Schools Foundation for initiatives involving elementary and high school students.

Written by Dawn Azok

New $54M parts facility will boost Mercedes EV production in Alabama

VANCE, Alabama – A new parts facility planned near the Mercedes-Benz U.S. International plant in Tuscaloosa County is expected to add 373 jobs to the sprawling network that supports the state’s auto industry. The $53.6 million, 530,000-square-foot project will primarily serve as a storage...

Written by Dawn Azok

Auto supplier IAC plans Alabama expansions creating over 180 jobs

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that International Automotive Components Group North America Inc. (IAC) plans to invest over $55.9 million in expansion projects that will create 182 jobs at two Alabama facilities. IAC is committing $34.3 million in new capital investment...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama business leaders meet with Ambassador Lighthizer, key trade official

VANCE, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey and a group of Alabama industrial leaders on Friday hosted Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. Trade Representative, at the Mercedes-Benz manufacturing complex for a high-level discussion on the Trump Administration’s trade and economic growth policies. Ambassador Lighthizer shared...

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