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From Baseball to Auto Entrepreneur

Chris Donohoo has twice ranked among the fastest growing companies in UAB’s Excellence in Business program.

China’s Import Duty Cuts Benefit Alabama’s Automakers

Production line at Mercedes-Benz U.S. International plant in Tuscaloosa.   China’s Finance Ministry announced in late May it would cut its...

Hyundai Guns Engines with $388M Infusion

Engine assembly at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama will soon stretch out with a $388 million expansion.

State of the Auto Industry, 2018

As sensational as the announcement 25 years ago when Mercedes-Benz launched Alabama into automotive manufacturing was the announcement January 10 that Toyota and Mazda...

Signature Victory: Alabama Wins $1.6B Toyota-Mazda Plant

The plant should begin operations by 2021 and have an estimated annual production capacity of approximately 300,000 units.

Race to Win Toyota-Mazda Plant Down to the Wire

Alabama and Mississippi are both considered strong contenders.

Toyota Trumpets $106M Expansion in Huntsville

Huntsville’s Toyota engine plant will undergo a comprehensive $106 million upgrade to enable it to build engines that complement Toyota’s New Global Architecture.

Alabama Hosts Southern Automotive Conference Full House

Last month’s Southern Automotive Conference in Birmingham drew 1,200 attendees to hear from the industry’s leaders about how the challenges of electrification, ever-longer supply chains and changing consumer demand will be met.

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Not Making the Grade

Big chunks of Alabama’s infrastructure rate the kind of report card you didn’t want to take home to your parents.

Movers & Shapers, September 2018

Spotlight on Pike, Barbour & Bullock Counties

Surviving and Thriving in Dog-Eat-Dog E-Commerce

Veterinary Internet ships vet supplies to 38 states and four continents, makes swift adaptations in IT, inventory and marketplaces, and stays a nip ahead of Amazon.

Decatur Students Get Hands on Lunar Rover

Students from areas including design drafting, machine tool and welding will work on the project through the end of the fall semester.

Roads and Politics

A permanent solution for dried up road funding includes a gasoline tax increase. But the spark of public support is essential.