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Toyota to invest $222 million to expand engine production in Alabama

Alabama auto industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Global automaker Toyota announced plans today to invest $222 million at its manufacturing facility in Huntsville to create a new production line for four-cylinder engines, including a hybrid electric version. The project is part of a $383 million companywide plan that...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hyundai to add first electric vehicles to Alabama production lineup

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Automaker Hyundai announced plans today to begin building the hybrid version of its Santa Fe sport utility along with the first electrified Genesis GV70 SUV as the Montgomery factory expands its U.S. production to include electric vehicles. To accommodate the growth,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mercedes-Benz opens battery factory for Alabama-built electric vehicles

Alabama auto industry

WOODSTOCK, Alabama — Mercedes-Benz today officially opened a new battery plant on the automaker’s Bibb County campus, a few months before the start of production of all-electric Mercedes-EQ vehicles at its Alabama manufacturing center. Mercedes will produce the EQS SUV and EQE SUV in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Dura opens high-tech factory in Muscle Shoals for EV battery enclosures

Alabama auto industry

MUSCLE SHOALS, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey joined officials with Dura Automotive Systems today to celebrate the formal unveiling of the company’s new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Muscle Shoals, which will produce electric vehicle battery enclosures. The 200,000-square-foot facility is expected to employ more...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing marks production launch of Mazda CX-50

Alabama auto industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Mazda Toyota Manufacturing today marked the start of mass production of the all-new Mazda CX-50 sport utility at the joint venture assembly plant in Alabama, with cheers from the plant’s workforce. The launch ceremony featured guests and high-ranking Mazda executives, including...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama automakers gear up for new milestones in 2022

Alabama auto industry

Alabama’s automakers are eyeing growth on many fronts in 2022, with plans for new models, additional employees and advanced technology that will help usher in the next era of vehicle manufacturing in the state. Mazda Toyota Manufacturing will continue to ramp up its auto...

Written by Dawn Azok

Manufacture Alabama honors Canfield with ‘Friend of Industry’ award

Alabama auto industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Manufacture Alabama, a trade association representing manufacturers across the state, honored Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield with its first “Friend of the Industry” award on Tuesday. Manufacture Alabama created the award to recognize public officials, community leaders, and industry representatives for...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Honda Alabama marks milestone: 20 years of production at Lincoln plant

Alabama auto industry

LINCOLN, Alabama -- Honda is marking 20 years of auto production in Alabama, an era that has transformed communities across the state touched by its vast network of business. At the same time, the company’s auto assembly plant in the Talladega County town of...

Written by Dawn Azok

Toyota Alabama adds new V-6 engine line after $288 million expansion

Alabama auto industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Toyota today officially marked the completion of a $288 million expansion project at its Alabama engine plant, where it is adding two new V-6 engines to its production lineup. State and local leaders joined Toyota officials in Huntsville this morning for...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Southern Auto Manufacturers Alliance taps Sec. Canfield for Hall of Fame

Alabama auto industry

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — The Southern Automotive Manufacturers Alliance (SAMA), an organization representing one of the region’s most dynamic growth industries, today announced that Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield has been named to the SAMA Hall of Fame. Secretary Canfield, a key figure in the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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