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After a year-long site search, the buildings products manufacturer has announced its decision to grow in Prattville, AL, creating 205 jobs.


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After a year-long site search, the buildings products manufacturer has announced its decision to grow in Prattville, AL, creating 205 jobs.

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Latest: After a year-long site search, the buildings products manufacturer has announced its decision to grow in Prattville, AL, creating 205 jobs.

James Hardie Investing $220M In New Alabama Plant

After a year-long site search, the buildings products manufacturer has announced its decision to grow in Prattville, AL, creating 205 jobs.

Hanwha Advanced Materials Growing In Alabama

The South Korean company will invest nearly $20M and add 100 news jobs at its facility in the Northeast Opelika Industrial Park.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Expansion Will Add 800 Jobs In Alabama

The company will expand its Huntsville, AL presence with a new manufacturing facility for the company’s AR1 rocket engine.

Walmart Investing $135M In Alabama Import Facility

The retail giant will open an import distribution facility and create 550 jobs at the Port of Mobile; is first to qualify for a new port credit to stimulate cargo traffic and job growth.

Workforce Development: The Next Generation

The most successful workforce development efforts are teaming with education resources to develop job-specific vocational studies in high schools, community colleges and universities.

Auto-Tech Is Revving Up

Automakers are joining forces with tech giants in a full-throttle race to install amazing high-tech advances in vehicles that are ready to roll off the line and hit the road today.

Golden Dragon Copper Adding 40 Jobs In West Alabama

The worldwide supplier of precision copper products currently employs 300 workers at its first U.S. manufacturing facility, established in Wilcox County in 2014.

Alabama Auto Production Hit Record High In 2016

Alabama’s auto production climbed to a new record high in 2016, as workers at the state’s three auto assembly plants kept up a brisk pace of building SUVs, pickups and sedans for markets around the world.

HudsonAlpha Breaks Ground On New Biotech Facility

The 100,000-square-foot building is the latest addition to the 152-acre HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology campus in Huntsville, AL, and will house a mix of research laboratories and life sciences companies.

Birmingham Workers To Receive High-Tech Job Training

The Innovate Birmingham Regional Workforce Partnership will train young adults for 925 technology jobs, with the help of $6M in federal funding.

Boeing Consolidating Defense, Space Sites

The effort to improve efficiency will bring jobs to Boeing's Los Angeles County, St. Louis, and Huntsville locations.

NYC Most, Huntsville Least Expensive U.S. Office Markets

BOMA has compiled a list of the most and least expensive office markets in the U.S., accounting for both operating expenses and rental rates.

MollerTech Investing $46M In Alabama Auto Parts Plant

More than $12M in tax credits and workforce training helped land the project, which will create 222 new jobs in Bibb County, AL.

HDT Global Plans $4.2M Alabama Expansion

The military, government and commercial engineered products maker will create 123 jobs with the expansion of its Huntsville, AL manufacturing operations.

Plastipak Growing In Alabama

The plastic bottle manufacturing company is expanding its Birmingham, AL facility with a $10M investment.

2016 Metro Rankings Report: San Antonio, TX Is No. 1 In Economic Growth Potential

San Antonio, TX is the top-ranked metro for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities’ 12th Annual Rankings Report; Reno-Sparks, NV and Huntsville, AL placed second and third, respectively.

2016 Metro Rankings Report: Greater Rochester, NY Is Top Innovation Hub

Greater Rochester, NY is Business Facilities' top-ranked Innovation Hub; Albany, NY and Youngstown, OH placed second and third, respectively, in the magazine's 12th Annual Rankings Report.

Business Facilities’ 12th Annual Rankings Report: State Rankings

BF’s 12TH ANNUAL RANKINGS report is our most comprehensive analysis to date of the locations that are leading the pack in the most important benchmarks for sustainable growth in the 21st century. Part One: State Rankings.

Alabama: Generating Growth From The Ground Up

Consumer trends are creating a groundswell for locally sourced foods, creating new opportunities for Alabama’s farmers to bring their products to market.

Gerhardi Picks Alabama For First U.S. Plant

The German auto supplier will invest $37.9 million and create 235 jobs with its first North American manufacturing facility in Montgomery, AL.

Kronospan $362M Expansion Creating 160 Alabama Jobs

The Austria-based wood-based panel products manufacturer plans to expand its operations in Calhoun County, adding 160 jobs to its Alabama workforce.

May / June 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 3)

States that are leaders in creating a skilled workforce are the focus of Business Facilities' May / June 2016 issue. Plus, a look at research parks, and the logistics industry.

Workforce Training: Engineering A Skilled Workforce

States, regions, businesses and higher ed resources are joining forces in an aggressive and innovative effort to fill the skilled labor shortage in the United States.

Farmers Home Furniture Plans $10M Alabama Distribution Hub

Farmers Home Furniture will invest $10 million in a new 325,000-square-foot distribution center in northwest Alabama, creating up to 80 jobs.

June 26 or Bust

There may be "still a lot of work to do," but officials insist the expanded Panama Canal will be open for business by the end of next month.

Third Phase Of Alabama Robotics Technology Park To Open Soon

Phase 3, which represents a $9 million investment and is scheduled to open in late spring or early summer, is the Integration, Entrepreneurial and Paint Dispense Training Facility.

South Korean Auto Supplier Investing $19M In Alabama Expansion

Mando’s latest expansion will push its investment in Alabama to $220 million.

Seven Projects Land Deal of the Year Honorable Mentions

Business Facilities 2015 Economic Development Deal of the Year contest attracted a record number of project submissions from across the country, seven of which were singled out for a tip of the hat by our judges.

January/February 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 1)

The State of the Year and Deal of the Year awards are the focus of Business Facilities January/February 2016 issue, plus an Automotive Industry Focus.

Business Facilities’ 2015 State of the Year: Alabama

The Crimson Tide is rolling, big time, and now it’s brought in our top honor: Alabama is BF’s 2015 State of the Year.

BF In The News: Alabama Businesses Celebrate 2015 State Of The Year Award

At least one local business owner wasn't surprised that Alabama took the top spot in Business Facilities’ 2015 State of the Year Award, according to a January 4 newscast from ABC News affiliate WAAY 31.

Business Facilities Announces 2015 Deal Of The Year Winners

Greater Houston Partnership snares Business Facilities' Gold Award for Goodman Global Group's 4.1-million-square-foot consolidated campus.

Alabama is BF’s 2015 State of the Year

The Crimson Tide has rolled in a bevy of big-ticket projects, laying a solid foundation for future growth.

GE Aviation Investing $200M In Pair of Alabama Plants 

Ohio-based GE Aviation will invest $200 million to build a pair of plants in Huntsville that will produce silicon carbide materials used to make ultra-lightweight ceramic matrix composite components for jet engines.

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