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‘Retooled’ Marshall County manufacturing base charts new era

Words By Dawn Azok
April 17, 2017

Several of the northeastern Alabama county’s newer industrial residents have transformed buildings that were operated for decades by companies from another era.

For example, the former Accutek electronics factory in Arab is now the new wheel bearing facility for Progress Rail, which created 100 jobs at the site. And Albertville Quality Foods today employs 400 people in the former Arrow shirt factory in Albertville, following a renovation there.

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Hanwha adding 100 jobs in $20 million Alabama expansion

Words By Jerry Underwood
April 19, 2017

 Hanwha launched operations in Opelika in 2005 with an initial commitment of 150 jobs. The additional new jobs will push Hanwha’s total employment to more than 400, Fuller said. The new capital investment will increase the company’s total investment in the Alabama operation to nearly $80 million.

“It is truly an honor when existing industries continue to grow and invest in our community,” Fuller said. “We are glad to assist Hanwha in their continued success.”

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BCA, ATN Announce Manufacturers of the Year for 2017

By Dana Beyerle
April 20, 2017

 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network today announced the winners of the 2017 Manufacturer of the Year Awards during a luncheon ceremony at the Alabama Activity Center. In addition, BCA partner Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association unveiled the Supplier of the Year winners.

The Manufacturers of the Year in the large, medium, and small manufacturer categories, respectively, are Mercedes-Benz U.S. International in Tuscaloosa County, LINE-X in Huntsville, and Central States Manufacturing Inc. in Jasper.

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