GE Aviation announces $75 million jet component plant
GE Aviation will hire up to 400 people to staff a 300,000-foot facility in Auburn to make jet engine parts.
Airbus announced plans to build a $600 million aircraft assembly plant in Mobile, AL. Creating 1,000 jobs, construction is expected to begin in the Summer of 2013 at the Brookley Aeroplex. It will assemble A320 Family aircraft starting in 2015 and produce 40-50 aircraft annually by 2018.
Fresh on the heels of a $290 million body shop expansion, Mercedes announced it will double investment from $2 billion to $4 billion at the automaker's SUV manufacturing plant near Tuscaloosa, creating 1,000 new jobs and increasing production by 40,000 vehicles.
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln has announced plans to begin producing the Acura MDX luxury sport utility vehicle in 2013. HMA currently produces Odyssey minivans, Pilot sport utility vehicles, Ridgeline pick-up trucks and V-6 engines.
With 4,000 acres and 41 berths, Mobile ranks as the thirteenth largest port in the U.S. in cargo tonnage, ahead of Savannah, Baltimore and Tampa.
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC (HMMA) produces the Sonata and Elantra sedans. These two cars represent 65% of Hyundai sales in the U.S. market. Hyundai Motor Group has invested more than $1.7 billion in the Montgomery, Alabama facility.
ThyssenKrupp chose Alabama to build a $5 billion steel plant; the largest capital investment in the company's 200-year history.
By a stunning 2-to-1 margin, the aerospace industry eclipsed overall job growth in Alabama from 2002-2008, according to a June 2010 study by the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
An illustrious lineup of international carmakers – Mercedes ... Honda ... Hyundai – gives instant credibility to Alabama's rapid emergence as one of the nation's major automotive manufacturing centers.
Chemicals are the second-largest export in Alabama, totaling $1.4 billion in 2009.
Alabama is located in the center of the fastest growing and most populous region in the United States.
Alabama has a dynamic food-processing industry, highlighted by its No. 3 national ranking in the broiler chicken category for livestock and a No. 14 ranking for egg-laying chickens.
Alabama forests are equal to the size of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Delaware combined, which is about 28.3 billion cubic feet of standing timber.
Although Alabama has attained international fame recently for its automotive industry, the state has long been noted as a life sciences and biotech mecca.
Alabama has a rich heritage in the metals industry.
Alabama has abundant forests and greenfields to sustain immediate cultivation of biomass.
Long before Alabama became an international car-making hub, the rubber and plastics industry was on solid footing with several major tire plants.
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