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New Plane, New Jobs Planned for Mobile

Top brass from Airbus Americas and Bombardier Inc. flew into Mobile today to introduce the Bombardier C-Series aircraft and talk about the...

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.

Speeding into the Future

October’s Southern Automotive Conference began with the sound of a revving engine and squealing tires reverberating over the loudspeakers at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex...

Aerospace Evolution, Cradle to Orbit

At B.C. Rain High School in Mobile, the graduation rate five years ago was 42 percent. This year the graduation rate was 92...

Autos Highly Pumped

It’s been quite a ride for the automotive industry, but a years-long run of record production, sales and employment growth is about...

Countless Jobs, Few Takers

On the one hand, the seemingly bottomless pit of vacancies for truck driving jobs is hard to fathom in Alabama, where the...

Hyundai’s Power Play

This is the Hyundai plant in Alabama that doesn’t make cars. It’s Hyundai Power Transformers USA and, as the name suggests, ...

Soaring on a Southern Wind

Airbus jet components are created in plants across Europe, make their way by ocean liner to Mobile and are assembled by skilled workers...

Investment-Grade Porsche Brokers

Thomas Trissl wanted to do something fun after he sold his first flooring company in Florence. Three years ago, he partnered with Jason...

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...

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Market Volatility: Weighing the Wide Swings

Why what happened in 2018 is not out of the ordinary. Why not to overreact.

Spotlight on Montgomery County

Montgomery County, in central Alabama, is part of the state’s River Region and is home to the state’s capital city, Montgomery.

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.

Birmingham Scrutinizes its Workforce

Birmingham put the numbers to its job market and found a lot of work to be done. For one, its IT segment grew 77 percent in five years, creating a job gap that will grow over the next decade.

Winning the Plant, Finding the Workforce

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