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Mercedes-Benz Changes Alabama Leadership Team

Mercedes-Benz U.S. International is getting new leadership, as CEO Jason Hoff takes on a new role in Stuttgart, Germany.

Expansions Continue to Roll

Alabama’s auto sector won the grand prize in 2018, a $1.6 billion greenfield plant that led a year of industry expansion announcements.

Hyundai Sees Opportunity in Collapse of U.S. Sedan Giants

Americans are enamored with the SUV these days. The sedan? Well, it seems U.S. drivers are just not into them the way they use...

New Model, New Record at Honda

Officials at the 4.6 million-square-foot Honda Manufacturing of Alabama plant are looking forward to a successful year after hitting production milestones in 2018.

New Automotive Supplier Makes Big Statement in Tuscaloosa

Located in Tuscaloosa County and spanning 700,000 square feet, the facility is owned by Samvardhana Motherson Peguform, an Indian company with operations in 41 countries. The new outfit is called SMP Automotive Systems Alabama.

Mercedes-Benz Expansions Continue with New Bibb County Facility

Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI), based in Vance, continues to expand its Alabama operation, which manufactures GLS, GLE, GLE Coupe models for distribution worldwide and the C-Class for the North American market.

Toyota Surpasses 6 Million Engines and Builds a New Platform

In August 2018, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama (TMMAL) celebrated the production of its six millionth engine. By the end of 2018, the plant’s annual production was approximately 630,000 engines, roughly 2,600 engines per day.

Winning the Plant, Finding the Workforce

Alabama auto industry ramps up workforce development efforts in advance of the new Mazda Toyota plant.

$1.6 Billion Mazda Toyota Plant Breaks Ground

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA Inc. (MTMUS) is expected to have the capacity to build 300,000 vehicles a year, beginning in 2021.

Flashback: Crazy Rich Asians

In September 2009, the third richest man on the Forbes 2001 rich list, Yung Yeung, showed up at a press conference in Montgomery with...

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Flashback: Peak Oil

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Alabama Builders Advance New Technologies

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Transforming Old Wood into New Business

Peerless wide-plank floors and panels made from reclaimed wood is the specialty of Birmingham-based Riverbottom Pine.