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AM/NS Calvert kicks off construction on $775 million steelmaking facility

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CALVERT, Alabama – With a groundbreaking ceremony this week, ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel Corp. marked the official launch of a $775 million project to construct a massive new steelmaking facility at their AM/NS Calvert production site near Mobile. “Alabama and the steel industry go...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Veronica Crock joins Commerce team as senior project manager

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Veronica Crock, an experienced economic developer and former educator who focused on workforce preparedness, has joined the business development team at the Alabama Department of Commerce. Crock, who holds the title of senior project manager, will concentrate her efforts on advanced...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gunmaker Kimber relocates its corporate headquarters to Alabama

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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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Kaishan Group to open Alabama manufacturing facility with 62 jobs

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LOXLEY, Alabama -- Kaishan Group, a worldwide manufacturer of industrial air compressors, announced plans today to invest $11 million to build a new U.S. corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in Baldwin County. At an event Monday, the company broke ground on the new 65,000-square-foot facility,

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GE Appliances to create 255 jobs with expansion in Decatur

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DECATUR, Alabama – GE Appliances announced plans today to invest $115 million in an expansion of its manufacturing facility in Decatur that will add 255 full-time jobs, bringing the Alabama plant’s total employment to nearly 1,300. “Our announcement today is great news for our...

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LG Electronics to open Alabama solar panel plant, creating 160 jobs

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that LG Electronics, a leading provider of residential solar panels in the United States, plans to invest $28 million to open an advanced solar module assembly plant in Huntsville, creating 160 jobs. LG will establish the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

WestRock plant in Lanett primed for growth with expansion

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LANETT, Alabama — The Chambers County Development Authority announced that WestRock Co. plans an investment in its manufacturing operation in Lanett that will increase the facility’s competitiveness and position the area for job growth. Atlanta-based WestRock, a provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions,

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NAM’s 2018 ‘State of Manufacturing’ Tour stops in Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The leader of the nation’s premier manufacturing trade group visited Birmingham’s Altec Inc. today to provide company leaders and key Alabama officials with a high-level briefing on the industry’s outlook. “It’s a great day to be in manufacturing, and it’s a...

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Preformed Windings to employ 85 at new Alabama facility

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PELL CITY, Alabama -- Officials with Preformed Windings Inc. announced today that the company will locate a new manufacturing facility, its first in the United States, in Alabama. The new Pell City location will be dedicated to manufacturing HV coils for the North American...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama metro ranks No. 1 for manufacturing jobs, analysis says

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The Talladega-Sylacauga Micropolitan Statistical Area was rated the best place in the U.S. for manufacturing jobs in a detailed analysis by SmartAsset, a financial technology company that studied data on nearly 500 cities. SmartAsset singled out the high concentration of well-paying manufacturing jobs in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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