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Port as State Economic Plan

Port as State Economic Plan

The capital plan of the Alabama State Port is an economic game plan — accommodating new industries like Airbus and ThyssenKrupp and anticipating emerging enterprises like roll-on/roll-off automotive service through an expanded Panama Canal.

October 2014
Returning U.S. to Deep Space

Returning U.S. to Deep Space

Huntsville native Virginia Barnes heads Boeing’s contract to build for NASA the world’s largest rocket system — the heavy-lift launch vehicle that will take U.S. astronauts back to the moon and on to Mars.

October 2014
New Star in Alabama Aerospace Cluster

New Star in Alabama Aerospace Cluster

The high-tech alloys of Carpenter Technology have traveled with the Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh and Neil Armstrong. When the 125-year-old Pennsylvania company looked to long-term expansion, it traveled to Alabama.

August 2014
Building for Building Planes

Building for Building Planes

Birmingham’s Hoar Program Management is overseeing the construction of the first U.S. assembly plant for European commercial air giant Airbus. Even as the first steel rises, it’s all about building airplanes.

March 2014
Flashback: Won't You Buy Me a Mercedes-Benz?

Flashback: Won't You Buy Me a Mercedes-Benz?

February 2014
Triple Shift into Record Production

Triple Shift into Record Production

The three-shift production schedule at Hyundai’s Alabama plant is winning the race to meet expanding demand — beating output records year after year.

February 2014
Engine Plant Climbs Toyota Mountain

Engine Plant Climbs Toyota Mountain

Beginning in 2003 with 350 people, Toyota’s Huntsville plant — at $850 million total investment and 1,150-employees — is now poised to become the largest Toyota engine plant in the world.

February 2014
The Greater Auto Sector

The Greater Auto Sector

The Alabama-based plants that supply Alabama’s big five assembly and engine manufacturers number in the hundreds, with thousands upon thousands of employees.

February 2014
Alabama Honda Mints a Lux SUV

Alabama Honda Mints a Lux SUV

Luxury level technology and design make the 2014 Honda MDX that started rolling off the line last year in Lincoln a milestone in Alabama auto manufacturing.

February 2014
Talking Money and Hard Driving

Talking Money and Hard Driving

Faced with a workforce challenge, this Alabama trucking company dug deep into its own pockets, investing $18 million in driver pay and training.

February 2014
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