Top Headlines: Auto supplier announces Alabama plant, Mercedes surplus

Japanese auto supplier announces north Alabama plant
DaikyoNishikawa US announced plans for a $110 million plant in Huntsville, to provide parts for Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A., which is now under construction, Gov. Kay Ivey announced today. The plant will make large resin parts such as bumpers and instrument panels. — Governer’s Office

Lots of Mercedes signal production problem
Parking lots in west central Alabama have been filling with Mercedes vehicles recently, the sign of a production issue caused by a changing SUV platform. But company officials are confident they can overcome the problems. — Tuscaloosa News

Fledging tops $1 million in local investments
Consumer electronics firm Fledging has raised $1.1 million from Birmingham area investors, led by McKinney Capital. The firm plans to use funds for new personnel, marketing, and research and development of new products. — Fledging Press Release

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Goodwyn Mills & Cawood buys Gulf Coast area firm
Goodwyn Mills & Cawood, an architecture-engineering firm based in Montgomery, has bought South Alabama firm Hutchinson, Moore & Rauch, which provides engineering, surveying and land planning services. HMR’s Daphne office will continue to operate while its Mobile staff will move into GMC’s offices in the RSA Tower. — Montgomery Advertiser

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