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Germany’s Heiche plans Alabama manufacturing facility with 73 jobs

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Germany-based Heiche Surface Technologies plans a substantial investment to open an advanced metals coating facility in Jasper, creating at least 73 jobs and expanding Walker County’s footprint in Alabama’s auto industry. Heiche, whose customers include...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing to launch second wave of production hiring

Alabama auto industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, the joint-venture automotive plant between Mazda Motor Corp. and Toyota Motor Corp., plans to resume the hiring of production positions at its Huntsville assembly facility on Monday. The company will make its public announcement during a Facebook event...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hyundai to add next-gen Tucson SUV to Alabama family of vehicles

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai announced plans today to expand the production lineup at its Alabama manufacturing plant to include the next-generation Tucson SUV, its best-selling U.S. model. During a virtual press event in Los Angeles, José Muñoz, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor North America,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier Mobis to invest $15.8 million in new Alabama facility

Alabama auto industry

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Auto supplier Mobis US Alabama LLC, a subsidiary of South Korea’s Hyundai Mobis, plans to open a $15.8 million facility at the Jefferson County Metropolitan Industrial Park near Birmingham, creating 120 jobs within three years. The Birmingham Business Alliance said the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier IAC plans Alabama expansions creating over 180 jobs

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that International Automotive Components Group North America Inc. (IAC) plans to invest over $55.9 million in expansion projects that will create 182 jobs at two Alabama facilities. IAC is committing $34.3 million in new capital investment...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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Alabama business leaders meet with Ambassador Lighthizer, key trade official

Alabama auto industry

VANCE, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey and a group of Alabama industrial leaders on Friday hosted Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. Trade Representative, at the Mercedes-Benz manufacturing complex for a high-level discussion on the Trump Administration’s trade and economic growth policies. Ambassador Lighthizer shared...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mercedes Alabama plant launches production of ultra-luxury Maybach

Alabama auto industry

VANCE, Alabama – Workers at Alabama’s Mercedes-Benz plant have produced an all-new model that the company calls the peak of SUV luxury. The first customer-ready Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 built in Alabama rolled off the assembly line at the Mercedes-Benz U.S. International facility in Tuscaloosa...

Written by Dawn Azok

Denmark’s Mountain Top Industries selects Alabama for its first U.S. plant

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Denmark-based Mountain Top Industries, which specializes in aluminum roll covers for pickup trucks, plans to open a 73,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Montgomery as the company expands into the U.S. market. Mountain Top Industries announced today that it will invest $13.3 million to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Aftermarket wheel supplier Wheel Pros expands with Auburn facility

Alabama auto industry

AUBURN, Alabama – Wheel Pros, a U.S. aftermarket wheel supplier, has acquired the assets of an aluminum wheel manufacturing facility in Auburn and plans to open its second U.S. operation there. “We welcome Wheel Pros to Alabama and congratulate them on choosing Auburn to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Site consultants rank Alabama a top state in Area Development survey

Alabama auto industry

Site selection professionals surveyed by national publication Area Development once again ranked Alabama among the top states for doing business, citing a range of factors that underpin a business-friendly environment. Alabama ranks No. 6 overall in the magazine’s 2020 “Top States for Doing Business”

Written by Jerry Underwood

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