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Alabama ranks No. 4 in publication’s 2019 ‘Top States for Business’ survey

AIDT

Alabama ranked near the top of Area Development magazine’s 2019 “Top States for Business” survey, continuing a streak of high rankings in the national publication’s annual analysis. Overall, Alabama earned a No. 4 ranking and Top 10 marks in 11 different individual categories in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

At Alabama robotics facility, officials unveil expansion of training program

AIDT

DECATUR, Alabama – Ivanka Trump, advisor to the president, joined leaders of Toyota Motor North America and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) at the Alabama Robotics Technology Park to announce an expansion of a program to develop skilled workers. At an event held...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Josh Laney to head Alabama Office of Apprenticeship as skills program expands

AIDT

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Ed Castile, deputy secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce and director of AIDT, announced that Josh Laney has been named director of the newly established Alabama Office of Apprenticeship (AOA) as the state moves to expand a program that elevates...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama earns No. 3 spot in magazine’s new business climate rankings

AIDT

Business Facilities, a national publication that focuses on economic development, ranked Alabama’s business climate among the top states in a new analysis that evaluated a range of key economic categories. Alabama earned the No. 3 spot in the magazine’s flagship business climate ranking, while...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Classes to resume at Alabama Robotics Technology Park building after accident

AIDT

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- AIDT said today that classes can resume at the Phase 3 building at the Alabama Robotics Technology Park in Tanner after a truck slammed into the building. “We are pleased that, after careful inspection, we can resume classes with minimal interruption just...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus introduces workforce development programs for Mobile students

AIDT

MOBILE, Alabama – Airbus today launched two new programs aimed at putting applicants with little or no aviation or aerospace experience in jobs where its A220 and A320 production facilities are located. The FlightPath9 and Fast Track programs seek to expand Airbus’ production workforce...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus teams with AIDT to hire 600 new workers to fuel Alabama growth

AIDT

MOBILE, Alabama – Airbus said today it is working with AIDT to seek candidates to fill the first manufacturing positions at a new assembly line for A220 aircraft at the company's production facility in Mobile. In addition, Airbus said it is hiring for production...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Robotics Technology Park gets new leader to direct strategic upgrades

AIDT

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The Alabama Department of Commerce and AIDT announced today that Chuck Ernst, a former Honda manufacturing executive, has been appointed to lead Alabama Robotics Technology Park (RTP) as it embarks on a strategic plan to prepare the training facility for new...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama jumps to No. 3 in ranking of ‘Top States for Business’

AIDT

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Area Development, a national publication, ranked Alabama No. 3 in its 2018 “Top States for Business” survey and gave the state a shout-out for improved economic development policies. Alabama’s overall ranking in the Area Development survey improved three spots from 2017...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Global Trade: Alabama ranks as top state for manufacturing

AIDT

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Global Trade, a publication focusing on international business, has selected Alabama as the nation’s top state for manufacturing in a new ranking. Global Trade cited the growth of Alabama’s auto manufacturing industry and its leadership position in aerospace production, as well...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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