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$215M U.S. Steel project provides spark for Alabama steel industry

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – United States Steel Corp.’s plans to invest $215 million to install a technologically advanced electric arc furnace at Fairfield Works is expected to provide a boost to Alabama's steelmaking industry in its historic home. U.S. Steel had initiated construction of the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Amazon kicks off construction of first Alabama fulfillment center

Birmingham Business Alliance

BESSEMER, Alabama -- Internet retail giant Amazon officially kicked off a construction project today for a technologically advanced fulfillment center in Bessemer that will employ 1,500 workers once the sprawling facility is fully operational next year. Amazon’s 855,000-square-foot facility is being constructed on 133...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Birmingham’s Shipt to create 881 jobs in major expansion

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey joined executives of Shipt, the same-day delivery marketplace, and local officials today to announce that the company plans to grow the state’s technology industry by creating more than 800 new jobs in Birmingham over the next several years.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Amazon to create 1,500 jobs at Alabama fulfillment center

Birmingham Business Alliance

BESSEMER, Alabama – Internet retail gaint Amazon confirmed plans today to open a fulfillment center in Jefferson County with 1,500 full-time employees working alongside advanced robotics technology. Amazon will build the 855,000-square-foot facility center on 133 acres of property being purchased from U.S. Steel off...

Written by Jerry Underwood

2017 Scorecard: Birmingham projects mean 3,000-plus new jobs

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The Birmingham Business Alliance today reported that economic development activity in the seven-county Birmingham region generated more than 3,000 anticipated jobs and nearly $575 million in new capital investment in 2017. The results were announced at the BBA’s annual Regional Economic...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Autocar opens $120 million heavy-duty truck factory in Alabama

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Indiana-based Autocar today marked the official opening of a $120 million heavy-duty work truck assembly plant in Birmingham that adds a new dimension to Alabama’s growing vehicle manufacturing industry. Governor Kay Ivey joined top Autocar executives and local leaders at a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Evonik expands Birmingham health care business with 50 new jobs

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Evonik Corp. officials today announced that significant new investments in the company’s Birmingham labs will add extensive manufacturing and R&D capabilities while also creating more than 50 high-paying jobs. Following $50 million in investments over the past four years, the Birmingham...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Birmingham startup Pack Health to create 175 jobs in expansion

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama –- Startup Pack Health plans to open a new headquarters in downtown Birmingham and anticipates hiring 175 new employees over the next four years, including programmers, developers, health advisers and other positions, according to the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA). Pack Health has...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Target deal for Shipt showcases Birmingham’s dynamic tech sector

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The vibrant entrepreneurial tech scene in Birmingham is once again in the national spotlight, as Target plans to buy local grocery delivery service Shipt for $550 million in a blockbuster deal. The retail giant, which announced the acquisition in December, said...

Written by Dawn Azok

Z Modular selects Alabama for innovative production facility

Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Z Modular, a division of Chicago-based Zekelman Industries, plans to open a 106,000-square-foot advanced production facility in Birmingham’s Valley East Industrial Park that will eventually have 100 employees, according to the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA). At the Alabama facility, Z Modular...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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