Manufacturing and Distribution

Auto Tech Summit Spotlights Crossroads Dilemma

Auto manufacturing technology is speeding ahead so quickly that it risks leaving many in the industry behind.

Arkema Launches Upgrade at Mobile Plant

The new manufacturing upgrade at Arkema will result in 23 new hires, bringing its workforce to 110.

Swedish Steel Makes Alabama Its North American Home

A leveling of trade inequities and improved steel demand are the foundation of a $100 million new investment in one of the premier electric-arc steel mills in the country — SSAB America’s flagship in Mobile, the new company headquarters, after a move from Chicago.

Extruflex Opens Third Manufacturing Facility

Extruflex, a maker of flexible vinyl products like the heavy clear strips that keep the weather outdoors in an open doorway, opened its third manufacturing facility Monday in Birmingham.

Airbus Breaks Ground on New Assembly Line in Mobile

When the new Airbus A220 line gears up, Mobile will be the fourth largest producer of commercial aircraft in the world.

Mercedes Rolls New GLE, Breaks Battery Ground

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

Alabama’s Booming Manufacturing Sector: Key Points to Know About the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act

Manufacturing in Alabama is booming. Stats tell the story. On August 10, 2018, a publication in Global Trade ranked Alabama as a national leader...

Plugging the Hypersonic Missile Gap — The First $1.4 Billion

Advances in hypersonic missiles by Russia and China have put the U.S. behind in airborne weapons. Recent Lockheed Martin contracts — including key work in Huntsville — appear to be aimed at getting the U.S. back into the game.

Keeping it All Together

This Mobile company mastered fasteners, across industries, across 50 states. They make and deliver what locks it all in place — from bridges and towers to ships and Ferris wheels.

Shaw Industries Finishing $184 Million Alabama Upgrade

Shaw Industries Group’s flooring plant in Andalusia, which makes fiber used in carpet, has been in the midst of a yearlong upgrade worth $184 million.

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