Automotive

Mercedes Rolls New GLE, Breaks Battery Ground

Top executives of Mercedes-Benz visited Tuscaloosa in October to witness new milestones.

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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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

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Alabama Builders Advance New Technologies

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