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Mazda Toyota produces ‘Job 1’ vehicle at $2.3 billion Alabama plant

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Mazda Toyota Manufacturing and its 2,000-plus team members today celebrated the production of the first dealer-ready vehicle – a 2022 Corolla Cross – to emerge from the partnership’s new factory in Huntsville. “This is the moment MTM and our North Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

3 companies team for $40 million auto steel blanking plant in Alabama

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MADISON, Alabama – Three companies with more than a century of experience in the U.S. steel and auto industries are teaming in a joint venture called Madison Metal Processing that will operate a new, $40 million factory near Huntsville. The companies collaborating in the...

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Mazda Toyota Manufacturing unveils first Alabama production model

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Mazda Toyota Manufacturing (MTM) today announced the first vehicle in the production lineup at its Alabama manufacturing plant – the all-new Corolla Cross – following on the heels of a Toyota announcement this morning. The joint venture partnership between Mazda Motor...

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Mazda Toyota Manufacturing to launch second wave of production hiring

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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...

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Economic development projects to bring 510 new jobs to Huntsville area

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The Huntsville/Madison County Chamber today announced that new economic development projects will bring 510 new jobs and more than $71 million in investment to the community. This eight companies under taking the projects have expanded or located in Huntsville metro area...

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Mazda Toyota Manufacturing to boost Alabama investment by $830 million

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Mazda Toyota Manufacturing (MTM), the joint venture between automakers Mazda Motor Corp. and Toyota Motor Corp., plans to make an additional $830 million investment in Alabama to incorporate new cutting-edge manufacturing technologies to its production lines and provide enhanced training to...

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Auto supplier HTNA expanding in Jasper to serve Mazda Toyota Manufacturing

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JASPER, Alabama -- Hayashi Telempu North America (HTNA), a Michigan-based supplier of automotive interior components, plans to expand its operations in Walker County with a $7 million project that will create 19 jobs. The announcement makes HTNA’s facility in Jasper the first outside of...

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Mazda Toyota Manufacturing set to launch hiring of production team

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

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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...

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Auto supplier Vuteq to create 200 jobs at Alabama parts plant

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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

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