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Core Industries to build new processing and storage facility in Alabama

MOBILE, Alabama — Core Industries plans to invest $8.75 million to construct a processing and storage facility at its port facility in Mobile County to support a contract to handle wood pellets for CM Biomass, according to the Mobile Chamber and the Industrial Development...

Written by Jerry Underwood

AIDT targets 11,000 new auto industry workers with ‘Shift’ campaign

AIDT, Alabama’s primary workforce development agency, is accelerating its efforts to expand employment in the state’s auto industry by reviving a multi-state campaign to attract a new generation of workers for the fast-growing sector. AIDT is relaunching its Shift campaign, which debuted in March...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Enviva kicks off construction on wood pellet plant in Sumter County

EPES, Alabama — Bethesda, Maryland-based Enviva Inc., the world’s leading producer of sustainably sourced woody biomass, recorded a milestone today with a ceremony to mark the official start of construction on a wood pellet plant in Sumter County. Governor Kay Ivey joined Enviva executives...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Commerce team wraps 2023 Paris Air Show mission eyeing future growth

PARIS — The Alabama Department of Commerce team wrapped up its mission to the 2023 Paris Air Show on Wednesday after gaining strategic insights into the dynamic trends reshaping the aerospace industry and uncovering potential new growth projects that could bring investment and jobs...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama researchers power innovations for aerospace industry

Universities across Alabama are hubs of research and collaboration focused on the aerospace and aviation industries, and the innovations launched on campus hold major real-world promise. Professors and students alike are involved in the efforts, which range from emerging technologies in niche corners of...

Written by Dawn Azok

Southeast Alabama community looks to give aerospace sector a lift

ANDALUSIA, Alabama — A recent expansion at Covington County’s South Alabama Regional Airport illustrates rural Alabama’s key contributions to the state’s growing aerospace/aviation industry — and reflects a primary economic development focus for the region. A major Australian helicopter firm, McDermott Aviation, and its...

Written by Dawn Azok

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corp. plans $232M Alabama micro-reactor assembly plant

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Ultra Safe Nuclear Corp., (USNC) a Seattle-based company that’s expanding micro-reactor technologies, plans to invest $232 million to locate a facility in Gadsden to produce its industry-leading Micro-Modular Reactor. The highly automated MMR Assembly Plant...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama’s ‘Rocket City’ explores new growth areas in aerospace and beyond

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — From the Saturn V to the Space Launch System, Huntsville continues to cement its legacy as the Rocket City. Keeping the momentum going is a top priority for the region’s business recruiters, who are constantly asking, “What’s next?” Leaders from Huntsville...

Written by Dawn Azok

Boeing’s Alabama operation writes new chapters in innovation

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Boeing’s deep roots in Alabama continue to help shape the state’s flourishing aerospace industry while also notching global milestones. A major highlight for the company’s Huntsville operations this past year was the successful performance of NASA’s Space Launch System, the next-generation...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama firms make international connections at Paris Air Show

PARIS — The Alabama team at the 2023 Paris Air Show has a major focus on recruiting new aerospace jobs and investment, but this year’s mission has a wrinkle — helping homegrown companies claim a spot on the international business stage. For the first...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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