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DURA Automotive to produce EV battery trays at new Alabama facility

Alabama auto industry

MUSCLE SHOALS, Alabama – Michigan-based DURA Automotive Systems announced plans today to invest $59 million to open a manufacturing facility in Muscle Shoals that will produce battery trays for electric vehicles. The project, which includes critical support from the Shoals Economic Development Authority, will...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing to boost Alabama investment by $830 million

Alabama auto industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Mazda Toyota Manufacturing (MTM), the joint venture between automakers Mazda Motor Corp. and Toyota Motor Corp., plans to make an additional $830 million investment in Alabama to incorporate new cutting-edge manufacturing technologies to its production lines and provide enhanced training to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Toyota Alabama installing 3.3-acre solar array in environmental push

Alabama auto industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The Toyota engine plant in Huntsville is playing a key role in the automaker’s new solar energy plan, as part of a $9.3 million investment designed to cut the need for outside energy in its operations across three states. The company...

Written by Dawn Azok

Publication gives Alabama high marks for business climate, workforce training

Alabama auto industry

Alabama received high rankings for its workforce development programs and auto manufacturing strength in a new report from Business Facilities magazine, which also picked Birmingham and Huntsville as top cities for business climate. In the 16th installment of its Annual State and Metro Rankings...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Milestones bring Toyota Alabama closer to increased engine production

Alabama auto industry

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

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Alabama automakers adopt COVID-19 safety measures as production ramps up

Alabama auto industry

Alabama automakers have been ramping up production following the COVID-19 outbreak, with strict new protocols in place to prevent the spread of the virus. Toyota, Honda, Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz all are implementing similar measures as employees return to work, including temperature checks, staggered shifts,

Written by Dawn Azok

Gov. Ivey: New investment across Alabama topped $7 billion in 2019

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that economic development activity across Alabama last year generated $7.1 billion in pledged capital investment and 13,454 job commitments, providing a potential spark for economic revival once the shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic ease. Governor Ivey...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mercedes resumes production in Alabama with new safety measures

Alabama auto industry

VANCE, Alabama – Mercedes-Benz is beginning to gradually ramp up production at its Alabama manufacturing plant after adopting robust safety measures to protect workers amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI), as its Alabama operation is known, said operations began Monday with one...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier HTNA expanding in Jasper to serve Mazda Toyota Manufacturing

Alabama auto industry

JASPER, Alabama -- Hayashi Telempu North America (HTNA), a Michigan-based supplier of automotive interior components, plans to expand its operations in Walker County with a $7 million project that will create 19 jobs. The announcement makes HTNA’s facility in Jasper the first outside of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier Seoyon E-Hwa plans expansion, creating 60 jobs in Selma

Alabama auto industry

SELMA, Alabama – Seoyon E-Hwa Interior Systems, a Tier 1 supplier to Alabama’s Hyundai assembly plant, announced plans Tuesday to invest more than $5 million to expand its industrial operation in Dallas County. Seoyon E-Hwa will add 60 jobs to its current workforce of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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