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Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association

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Mercedes Gears Up for C-Class

When Jason Hoff became president and CEO of the Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Inc. plant in Vance in July 2013, the nation’s auto industry already...

Triple Shift into Record Production

It is 3 p.m. at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) in Montgomery and Ashley Frye, vice president of the production division, has just returned...

Engine Plant Climbs Toyota Mountain

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama in Huntsville is on course to become the largest Toyota engine plant in the world, aiming to produce 744, 000...

Automotive Success from Big Cities in Alabama to Small Towns

They make car seats, car doors, braking systems, headlights, gaskets and more.  If it’s a component of a modern automobile, odds are somebody’s making...

Alabama Honda Mints a Lux SUV

Last December in tiny Lincoln, just off the Interstate 20 corridor in Talladega County, Honda workers celebrated the 3 millionth vehicle as it rolled...

Incentives: Are they Necessary or Essential?

In an effort to boost economic growth and create jobs, the Cuomo administration in 2012 launched “New York State Open for Business, ” a...

Currency Wars and Bursting Bubbles

Mark Thornton is an economist with the Ludwig von Mises Institute, headquartered in Auburn (but not a part of Auburn University). The institute is...

The Biggest Splash in Sports

For Randy Howell and other professional anglers, nothing would help their careers more than winning what’s known as the Super Bowl of bass fishing...

How Management Weighs Success

There was never a question whether Don Logan would return to Alabama when his time as chairman of TimeWarner in New York ended. There...

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