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After strong year, Toyota Alabama to begin hiring amid growth plans

Alabama auto industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Toyota’s Alabama engine plant notched a strong performance in 2019, and it is kicking off 2020 with plans to fill 450 new jobs, the company said Monday. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama produced about 610,000 engines last year, or roughly 2,500 per...

Written by Dawn Azok

Hyundai’s Alabama manufacturing plant registers production gain in 2019

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai’s Alabama auto assembly plant produced 336,000 vehicles in 2019, the company announced today, a total output that rose about 4 percent over the previous year. The Santa Fe SUV was the primary contributor to the production increase at Hyundai Motor...

Written by Dawn Azok

Honda Alabama records production milestone in busy 2019

Alabama auto industry

LINCOLN, Alabama – It’s been another milestone year for Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, which reached the 5 million mark for vehicle and engine production since its $2.6 billion Talladega County plant opened nearly 20 years ago. Total output for 2019 alone is estimated at...

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Hyundai Alabama adding 200 jobs to launch production of Santa Cruz crossover

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey joined Hyundai executives and local leaders today to announce that the automaker plans to add a new vehicle to its Alabama production lineup as part of a $410 million expansion project that will create 200 jobs at the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hyundai begins production of redesigned Sonata amid new investments

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama’s Hyundai plant launched mass production of the redesigned Sonata sedan on Friday, another key milestone for the $1.8 billion, 3,000-worker Montgomery facility. The 2020 Sonata, which Hyundai unveiled last spring at the New York International Auto Show, features improved safety,

Written by Dawn Azok

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

Alabama auto industry

 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

Auto supplier DaikyoNishikawa kicks off construction on $110 million Alabama plant

Alabama auto industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey joined executives of DaikyoNishikawa US (DNUS) and local leaders at a groundbreaking event today to officially launch construction on the auto supplier’s $110 million manufacturing plant in North Alabama. The DNUS facility, which will produce plastic automotive parts...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier Vuteq to create 200 jobs at Alabama parts plant

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that global automotive supplier Vuteq plans to invest more than $60 million to open a manufacturing facility to serve the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A. (MTMUS) auto assembly plant in Huntsville. Japan-based Vuteq, which has operated in North...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Record year for foreign investment sparks growth in Alabama

Alabama auto industry

With major new growth projects moving forward across Alabama, foreign direct investment continues to play a vital role in the state’s economy, building on a record total of foreign investment approaching $4.2 billion last year. These FDI projects represent major job-creation engines for many...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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

Alabama auto industry

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

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