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Milestone: Hyundai marks 5 million Alabama-built vehicles

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama’s leadership, team members, and special guests today celebrated a production milestone – the 5 millionth vehicle built at the Montgomery assembly plant. Hyundai reached the 5 million mark in a little more than 16 years, with the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

3 companies team for $40 million auto steel blanking plant in Alabama

Alabama auto industry

MADISON, Alabama – Three companies with more than a century of experience in the U.S. steel and auto industries are teaming in a joint venture called Madison Metal Processing that will operate a new, $40 million factory near Huntsville. The companies collaborating in the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama’s business climate scores near top in new rankings

Alabama auto industry

Business Facilities, a national economic development publication, ranked Alabama’s business climate among the top states in an analysis evaluating key economic categories. Alabama earned the No. 5 spot in the magazine’s flagship business climate ranking, while also earning high marks for workforce training, manufacturing...

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‘Next’ campaign to showcase Alabama’s high-tech capabilities

Alabama auto industry

In case you’ve missed a headline or two, Alabama is moving in a next-level direction across multiple industries. Its aerospace engineers are building future generation rockets while its scientists are unraveling genetic mysteries. At the same time, ultra-modern Alabama factories are revolutionizing how products...

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Hyundai Alabama launches mass production of Santa Cruz sport utility

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) celebrated the production launch of the all-new 2022 Santa Cruz sport utility at the automaker’s Montgomery facility on Tuesday, expanding the plant’s family of Alabama-built vehicles to five. A gray Santa Cruz, adorned with a red...

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Westwater Resources plans first U.S. graphite processing plant in Alabama

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Westwater Resources Inc. announced plans today to build a first-of-its-kind advanced graphite processing plant in Coosa County, putting Alabama at the forefront in the production of an essential material in batteries that power electrical vehicles, electronics and other green energy products...

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Alabama wins Gold Shovel Award for 2020 economic development

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Area Development, a prominent national business publication, has selected Alabama for its Gold Shovel Award, recognizing the state’s economic development success in the manufacturing sector during a challenging 2020. The honor follows a year of strong results...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing unveils first Alabama production model

Alabama auto industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Mazda Toyota Manufacturing (MTM) today announced the first vehicle in the production lineup at its Alabama manufacturing plant – the all-new Corolla Cross – following on the heels of a Toyota announcement this morning. The joint venture partnership between Mazda Motor...

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Hyundai debuts new Santa Cruz ahead of Alabama production launch

Alabama auto industry

Hyundai’s newest production model — the highly anticipated 2022 Santa Cruz sport adventure vehicle — made its worldwide debut today as the automaker’s Alabama plant readies to launch its assembly. The Santa Cruz, which combines the versatile open bed of a pickup with the...

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Economic development report card shows $4.8 billion in 2020 investment

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY -- Despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, economic development activity across Alabama in 2020 generated close to $5 billion in new capital investment and almost 10,000 job commitments, Governor Kay Ivey announced today. With significant growth projects recorded in key strategic...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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