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The University of Alabama at Birmingham is collaborating with biopharm company Altimmune for preclinical testing of a potential vaccine to prevent COVID-19 disease.


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The University of Alabama at Birmingham is collaborating with biopharm company Altimmune for preclinical testing of a potential vaccine to prevent COVID-19 disease.

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UAB Teams With Biotech Firm To Test Potential COVID-19 Vaccine

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is collaborating with biopharm company Altimmune for preclinical testing of a potential vaccine to prevent COVID-19 disease.

Alabama Researchers Join Global Fight Against COVID-19

Scientists and researchers in Alabama are engaged in the global effort to stem threats posed by the novel coronavirus/COVID-19.

South Korean Auto Supplier Investing $5M In Alabama Expansion

Seoyon E-Hwa Interior Systems will expand its industrial operation in Selma’s Craig Industrial Park, creating 60 jobs in Dallas County.

Borbet Investing $24M In Alabama Expansion

The German automotive industry manufacturer will create 25 news jobs at its Auburn, AL operation. 

Two Projects Will Add Up To 80 Jobs In Lawrence County, AL

CCI Manufacturing USA Corp. will invest $21.5 million to construct an advanced production facility and Progressive Pipe Fabricators has broken ground on a new 82,000-square-foot facility in Lawrence County.

Ascend Finalizes Plans For $175M Project In Alabama

The project will expand production capacity at the company’s Decatur, AL manufacturing facility and construct energy cogeneration units at the site.

Koch Foods Investing $50M In New Alabama Feed-mill

The company will new establish a state-of-the-art grain storage and distribution facility in Attalla, AL.

Lockheed Martin Hypersonics Program Bringing 272 Jobs To Alabama

Two buildings in Courtland will house the hypersonics programs' assembly, integration and testing; management and engineering will be located in Huntsville.

Daikin Investing $195M In Alabama

The company chose to expand and create 20 new jobs at its Decatur, AL fluorochemical plant over locations in Japan and China.

Airbus Begins A220 Production At Alabama Facility

The aircraft manufacturer will add a second assembly line and hire more than 400 new workers at its Mobile facility.

Motus Integrated Technologies Creating 90 New Jobs In Alabama

The interior automotive parts supplier will invest over $15 million and create 90 new jobs at its new manufacturing facility in Gadsden, AL.

Gerhardi Opens First U.S. Plant In Alabama

The German auto supplier invested $41.6 million and will employ up to 235 employees at the Montgomery, AL manufacturing facility. 

Alabama Lands $110M DaikyoNishikawa Manufacturing Facility

The Japanese auto parts manufacturer selected Huntsville, AL for its first U.S. facility, and will create 380 jobs at the new assembly plant.

Georgia-Pacific Investing $120M In Alabama Expansion

The company’s Naheola, AL mill will be the location for a new tissue machine and roll storage building to support the company's consumer bath tissue business.

Toyota Boshoku America Creating 400 Jobs In Alabama

The automotive supplier will invest more than $50 million to build a new manufacturing facility in the Breeding North Industrial Park in Athens, AL. 

Four Alabama Firms To Work On New Airbus Assembly Line

The new assembly line will allow Airbus to accelerate production of its A220 passenger jet and will increase its Mobile workforce by over 430 employees.

South Korean Auto Supplier Picks Alabama For First U.S. Facility

Yongsan Automotive USA will invest more than $5.5 million to open a manufacturing facility in Opelika, AL that will employ 150 workers after three years.

2018 Economic Development Deal Of The Year: Silver Award

A partnership between Japanese auto giants Mazda and Toyota brings a $1.6-billion automotive assembly plant to the Huntsville, AL region.

Hwashin Investing $26M In Alabama Expansion

Auto supplier Hwashin America Corp. will expand its manufacturing operation in Greenville, AL, creating 50 new jobs.

SSAB Investing $100M In Alabama Steel Mill

The Sweden-based company will increase steel production capacity and create up to 50 jobs at its plant in Axis, AL.

Continental Motors Investing $75 Million In Alabama Factory

The company's “Blue Marlin” project will transform its aircraft-engine manufacturing operations at the Mobile Aeroplex into an advanced manufacturing facility.

Honda Investing Another $54.8M in Alabama Operations

The expansion project will add more than 50,000 square feet at Honda Alabama’s Line 2 operations in Talladega County.

GE Appliances Investing $115M In Alabama Expansion

The company will add 255 new jobs at its refrigerator plant in Decatur, AL.

Amazon To Create 1,500 Jobs At First Alabama Fulfillment Center

The online retail giant will invest $325 million to locate its first Alabama fulfillment center in Bessemer.

Australian Defense Contractor Investing $2.5M In Alabama

Electro Optic Systems will locate its flagship U.S. manufacturing facility in Huntsville, AL, creating as many as 100 jobs in the first year. 

Hyundai Power Transformers USA Expanding In Alabama

The $33 million investment will result in 86 new jobs at the company's Montgomery, AL facility. 

Snapshots: 60 Seconds With Greg Canfield, Alabama Department of Commerce

Greg Canfield, Secretary, Alabama Department of Commerce discusses landing Toyota-Mazda’s $1.6B investment, workforce development initiatives, foreign direct investment, food processing, and more.

Marine Manufacturer To Open New Alabama Plant

Scheduled to open next month, Canada-based AdvanTec's Robertsdale, AL facility will employ 46 workers.

Rex Lumber Investing $110M In Alabama

Rex Lumber Co. will invest $110 million to build a state-of-the-art lumber manufacturing facility in Pike County, AL, creating more than 110 jobs.

Alabama’s 2017 Exports Set New Record

Alabama exports totaled a record $21.7 billion last year, thanks in large part to increased overseas shipments of automobiles, aircraft components, chemicals, paper, and minerals.

International Paper Boosts Alabama Investment Over $522M

The company will increase its planned investment in its Riverdale Mill in Selma, AL as part of a strategic plan to grow its industrial packaging business.

Healthcare Tech Startup Expanding Alabama Headquarters

Pack Health will create 175 jobs over the next four years as part of its downtown Birmingham, AL expansion.

Firearms Manufacturer Creating 366 Jobs In Alabama

Kimber Mfg Inc. will invest $38 million to build a new production facility in Troy, AL.

Alabama Lands $1.6B Toyota-Mazda Auto Plant, 4,000 Jobs

Toyota and Mazda leaders have selected Huntsville, AL for a new joint-venture manufacturing plant, with production expected to begin by 2021.

Hexcel Investing $200M In Alabama Expansion

The company will expand its carbon fiber manufacturing plant, adding 90 jobs to its existing workforce in Decatur.

Bocar Will Invest $115M In New Alabama Plant

The Tier 1 automotive supplier will create over 300 jobs in Huntsville, AL.

Mercedes Investing $1B To Launch Electric Vehicle Production In Alabama

The German automaker will create more than 600 jobs at an electric vehicle production and battery plant in Tuscaloosa County, and a new Global Logistics Center in Bibb County.

Autocar Chooses Alabama For $120M Investment

The new heavy truck assembly operation will create 749 jobs at a 1 million square-foot plant in Birmingham, AL.

Bus Manufacturer Investing $25M In Alabama

New Flyer of America is planning major building renovation and expansions at its Anniston, AL production campus.

Business Tech Company Creating 300 Jobs In South Alabama

Provalus will invest $6.5 million to establish a business technology and support operation in Brewton, AL.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Blount Partnership Establishes Small Business Relief Fund

The fund provides disaster relief to small businesses in Blount County, TN that develop innovative solutions to overcome catastrophic challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rally Reno Program Provides Local Economic Relief

Rally Reno County supports local businesses and employees in the retail, service and hospitality industries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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