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Breathtaking Turnaround

Breathtaking Turnaround

When the recession struck, Alabama’s auto industry retrenched and reinvested in human development and rapid recovery. The turnaround has been breathtaking.

February 2015
South Competes with Mexico

South Competes with Mexico

Auto leaders work together to keep industry expansion in U.S. and out of Mexico

February 2015
The Next Production Line — R&D

The Next Production Line — R&D

Much of the future of Alabama’s auto industry will depend on emergence of R&D centers. A collaboration between Auburn University and the University of Alabama foreshadows such development

February 2015
Billy Norrell Takes Helm of AGC

Billy Norrell Takes Helm of AGC

A stint in Washington, D.C. opened Billy Norrell’s eyes to the needs of industries. That knowledge will prove vital as he takes on the role of CEO of the Associated General Contractors, Alabama chapter.

June 2014
Henry Hagood Remembered

Henry Hagood Remembered

Over a career of almost 45 years, Hagood used his honesty and financial acumen to grow Alabama’s AGC

June 2014
Mercedes Gears Up for C-Class

Mercedes Gears Up for C-Class

Landing luxury sedan production in the Vance plant is a milestone for Mercedes and Alabama.

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
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
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
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