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Borbet to invest $24 million in Auburn expansion, creating 25 jobs

Alabama auto industry

AUBURN, Alabama – Manufacturer Borbet Alabama announced plans Tuesday to expand its Auburn operation with a $23.9 million project that will create 25 jobs over the next two years. The Germany-based company was founded in 1881 as a family-run business and has become a leading...

Written by Jerry Underwood

2 industrial operations to open in Lawrence County, creating nearly 80 jobs

Alabama auto industry

MOULTON, Alabama – An automotive supplier and a pipe fabricator will open new industrial facilities in Lawrence County, creating a combined 78 new jobs, according to the Lawrence County Industrial Development Board. CCI Manufacturing USA Corp., a Tier 1 auto supplier, will invest $21.5...

Written by Jerry Underwood

6 trends fueling Alabama’s economic growth in 2020 and beyond

Alabama auto industry

Alabama’s economy is humming on all cylinders as a new decade begins, with job rolls swelling to record numbers and an ultra-low unemployment rate as major industries expand their operations in the state. While the foundations are firmly in place for more growth, there...

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Mazda Toyota Manufacturing set to launch hiring of production team

Alabama auto industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA (MTMUS) is set to begin the hiring process for the production team at its $1.6 billion auto assembly plant in Huntsville on Monday, Jan. 13. MTMUS is getting an assist from AIDT, Alabama’s primary workforce development agency,

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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...

Written by Dawn Azok

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

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

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