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ID Plastics to open first U.S. manufacturing operation in Auburn with 50 jobs

AUBURN, Alabama – ID Plastics LP, which manufactures a variety of technical plastic products, plans to invest $9.8 million to open its first U.S. operation in Auburn, Governor Kay Ivey announced today. “Our continued efforts and partnerships with local communities have led to another...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Dynetics opens advanced rocket-testing complex in North Alabama

DECATUR, Alabama – Dynetics today opened a rocket-testing facility in North Alabama that will help advance major programs such as NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), the space agency’s most powerful rocket, and the United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan Centaur, a next-generation launch vehicle. Huntsville-based Dynetics...

Written by Jerry Underwood

ULA’s Alabama-based RocketShip makes first delivery with new name

Many folks may know that the United Launch Alliance produces powerful rockets at a sprawling factory in Decatur. But few people probably realize that the ULA has its own rocket delivery ship based in the Alabama city. The R/S RocketShip, as it’s now called,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Project agreement clears way for Enviva to build Sumter County wood pellet plant

LIVINGSTON, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey joined executives with Enviva and local leaders today to announce that the company expects to invest approximately $175 million to construct a wood pellet production plant in Sumter County that would provide an economic boost to West Alabama.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Shinhwa Group to invest $42 million to open Auburn manufacturing plant

 AUBURN, Alabama – The Shinhwa Group, an automotive parts manufacturer, plans to establish a manufacturing operation in Auburn to serve the region’s vibrant auto sector, Governor Kay Ivey announced today. “Shinhwa’s decision to invest $42 million and create 95 jobs in Auburn is great...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama trade mission team travels to United Arab Emirates

A team of Alabama business leaders is visiting the United Arab Emirates to explore new markets and forge key partnerships in this important gateway for commerce across the Middle East and North Africa. Last year, the UAE was Alabama’s 19th largest export market, with...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Secretary Canfield to chair Alabama panel studying impact of AI technologies

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce, will serve as chairman of the new Alabama Commission on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Associated Technologies, a panel that will explore how the state should prepare for the impact of future technologies. Secretary Canfield...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Lockheed Martin to base hypersonics programs in Alabama, add 272 jobs

COURTLAND, Alabama – Lockheed Martin today announced plans to make North Alabama its flagship location for work on hypersonics programs, with plans to open a new production facility and hire nearly 275 people, including engineers. At a groundbreaking ceremony today, Lockheed Martin said it...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Daikin plans $195 million expansion at Decatur plant with 50 new jobs

DECATUR, Alabama – Daikin America Inc., marking its 25th year of operation in Alabama, plans to invest up to $195 million to add new capabilities at its Decatur production facility. The expansion will result in the addition of 50 new full-time positions over the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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