Alabama Automobile Manufacturers Association (AAMA)

The Shape and Future of Auto Growth

Expansions lead the growth in Alabama’s automotive sector, and new technologies steer the future of design and worker training.

SUVs Stream Again

Last summer, managers and workers at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) in Montgomery threw a homecoming celebration.  In recognition of HMMA reintroducing...

Virtuoso Performance in Lincoln

The minivan.  Popular media often portrays the purchase of this vehicle as a car buyer’s rite of passage, from freewheeling, young...

Massive Expansion for a New Generation

In 1997, the German luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz began assembling M-Class sport utility vehicles at its newly constructed facility on 1, 000 acres in...

Toyota Economic Engine Full Bore

If all goes as planned, this February the workers at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama (TMMAL) in Huntsville will watch as their 5 millionth...

Custom Manufacturing by Listening

Mark McClanahan looked at the growing automotive industry in Alabama and saw a window of opportunity. And a door. And a hood. A...

Alabama Rolling Toward Direct Auto Export

All systems are go at the Alabama State Port Authority for cars to roll on ships and fleets to set sail, as cars...

Mercedes Evolution

For more than a year, the Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) automotive assembly plant in Vance has experienced shifts in branding, product offerings...

Peak Year in Lincoln

It will happen. The big reveal. On Sunday, Feb. 7. The Japan-based Honda Motor Co. says that on that day, in a...

Toyota Maxes Engine Output

With speed and precision, the workers at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama (TMMAL) in Huntsville assemble engines for several of the brand’s cars and...

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Dog’s Nose Inspires Diabetes Detector

A new wearable device by AerBetic Inc. lets diabetics keep up with their blood-sugar levels.

Auburn Soil Lab Gets $43M Infusion

A venerable soil research facility at Auburn University is expecting a $43 million funding infusion from Congress for a new facility that will continue its work of improving global food production.

Movers & Shakers in Coffee, Dale & Geneva Counties

Mike Baergen Baergen is general manager of the Ozark Assembly Operations for Bell Flight, working to increase production while maintaining safety and quality standards. Baergen,...

City Trees Are These Artisans’ Niche

Leigh and Cliff Spencer’s Alabama Sawyer makes its niche in the recycled timber of Alabama’s “urban forest.”

Alabama Builders Advance New Technologies

Technology is now making a difference on the ground in Alabama construction — whereas, the data once just flowed to HQ.