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Great Southern Wood plans $13.7 million Alabama expansion project

MOBILE, Alabama — Great Southern Wood plans to invest $13.7 million in an expansion project at its treatment facility in Mobile County, allowing the company to create 12 jobs and retain 78 current positions, according to the Mobile Chamber. The project will improve the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama bioscience sector poised for growth through major investments

Growth projects valued at almost $200 million are now under way in Alabama’s bioscience sector, setting the stage for robust new research funding and the recruitment of additional scientists to conduct cutting-edge projects. The growth spurt will build on new investments announced in 2021...

Written by Jerry Underwood

First Solar plans $1.1 billion Alabama manufacturing facility with 700 jobs

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — First Solar Inc. plans to invest $1.1 billion to establish a photovoltaic (PV) solar module manufacturing facility in Lawrence County, creating over 700 jobs in North Alabama, according to an announcement today by Governor Kay Ivey. The new factory is part...

Written by Jerry Underwood

NASA’s newest rocket, SLS, blasts off with Alabama DNA

NASA’s Space Launch System — the space agency’s most powerful rocket ever — blasted off on its inaugural mission early this morning, thanks to major contributions from scientists, engineers, technicians and other workers in Alabama. Following the successful launch, NASA’s Orion spacecraft is on...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Renovated state parks showcase rural Alabama’s advantages

EUFAULA, Alabama — New additions and renovations are under way at several Alabama State Parks, which are showcasing the natural assets and quality-of-life advantages of rural counties. At Lakepoint State Park in Barbour County, recent projects include an archery park and an off-road vehicle...

Written by Dawn Azok

Beyond Gravity doubling production of rocket structures in Alabama expansion

DECATUR, Alabama — Switzerland-based Beyond Gravity, a manufacturer of structures for launch vehicles, said Thursday it is adding a new production facility in Decatur to provide additional payload fairings for the United Launch Alliance’s next-generation Alabama-built Vulcan rockets. Beyond Gravity said it is working...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Governor Ivey tapped for Alabama auto manufacturing group’s Hall of Fame

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — The Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association (AAMA), a trade group representing companies in the dynamic and fast-growing industry, named Governor Kay Ivey to its Hall of Fame at a Thursday night dinner in Birmingham. Ron Davis, the AAMA’s president and chairman, praised...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hyundai Mobis plans Alabama EV battery module plant, creating 400 jobs

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey joined executives of Hyundai Mobis, one of the world’s largest auto suppliers, today to announce the company’s plans to invest $205 million to open an EV battery module plant in Montgomery that will eventually employ at least 400...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Summit: Rural Alabama poised for job growth as project momentum builds

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Growing businesses injected nearly $1.7 billion in new capital investment into Alabama’s rural counties last year in a sign of continuing vitality, according to data released today by the Alabama Department of Commerce in conjunction with a summit for the state’s...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama-Japan relationship celebrated as robust bonds strengthen

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Workforce development guru Ed Castile and six growing companies were recognized Thursday night at a ceremony that showcased the strong economic and cultural ties between Alabama and Japan. The Japan-America Society of Alabama (JASA) dinner at the Westin Huntsville brought together...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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