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ALDI plans regional HQ, distribution hub in Baldwin County, creating 200 jobs

LOXLEY, Alabama – ALDI U.S., the growing grocery retailer, announced plans today to construct a new regional headquarters and distribution center in Loxley, Alabama, to support the company’s growing footprint along the Gulf Coast. The retailer purchased 160 acres in Loxley’s industrial and warehousing...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Innovative workforce development initiative JumpStartAL launches

Officials today announced JumpStartAL, a private-public partnership to help carry out Alabama’s strategy for the future of workforce development. Using leading edge virtual reality (VR) training solutions from job simulator TRANSFRVR, JumpStartAL will offer new education and training programs to develop the state’s next...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Pinnacle Renewable Energy plans $95 million wood pellet plant in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey today announced that Alabama Pellets LLC, a subsidiary of Canada-based Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc., plans to invest $95 million to construct a wood pellet production facility in Demopolis. The Alabama Pellets facility is expected to have an annual production...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Revere Plastics Systems expands footprint to Alabama, creating 120 jobs

AUBURN, Alabama -- Revere Plastics Systems, a leading manufacturer of highly engineered plastic injection molded parts and assemblies, has selected Auburn to house its first operation in the Southeast. Revere will employ 120 people at its Alabama plant over the next three years. "Revere...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gov. Ivey launches $100M small business grant program ‘Revive Alabama’

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced the Revive Alabama grant program to support small businesses in Alabama that have been impacted by COVID-19. Revive Alabama will reimburse small businesses up to a combined $100 million for expenses they have incurred due to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Milestones bring Toyota Alabama closer to increased engine production

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Toyota Alabama announced todady that it achieved two significant milestones this month as part of an ongoing expansion, a $288 million project originally announced in March 2019. The milestones include the start of production for the all-new, redesigned 4-cylinder engine at...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama Office of Apprenticeship plans for growth with fresh funding

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama’s apprenticeship effort is primed for additional growth after the U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday awarded the state a $450,000 grant to expand registered apprenticeship programs. The funding will allow the Alabama Office of Apprenticeship to enhance its activities in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auburn’s SiO2 plans $163M expansion to ramp up production of vaccine vials

AUBURN, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that SiO2 Materials Science plans to invest $163 million in an expansion at its Auburn facility after securing a major contract to supply the federal government with vials to support the COVID-19 vaccine effort. The project...

Written by Jerry Underwood

South Alabama manufacturers switch gears to aid health care workers

Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of South Alabama’s largest industrial employers swung into action, adjusting their manufacturing efforts to produce medical supplies for local hospitals, health care centers, and first responders. Wendy Bedsole, executive director of the Medical Society of Mobile County, sent...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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