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A Korean auto supplier plans to employ 130 people at its new Montgomery plant, according to an official with the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce.
Montgomery Advertiser reported Tuesday that Guyoung Tech USA quietly started production at its second North American plant here in early November. That operation represents a $7.5 million investment, according to Ellen McNair, the Chamber's senior vice president of corporate development.
The company plans to ramp up to 130 employees over the next few years, McNair said.
SAS Automotive Systems to support Mercedes production in Alabama
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - Global auto supplier
SAS Automotive Systems is launching an operation in Tuscaloosa County to support the production of Mercedes-Benz's next-generation sport utility vehicles in Alabama, adding 170 jobs to the state's expanding auto sector.
"SAS is more than happy to contribute to the great success story of Alabama's auto production that started right in the very plant where we will be supplying components for Mercedes-Benz's next generation of SUVs," SAS Chief Operating Officer Francois Barthel said in an announcement today.
As part of AT&T's continuing efforts to drive economic development and investment in Alabama, AT&T and Lawrence County announced Tuesday that Mallard Fox West Industrial Complex and Lawrence County Industrial Airpark are certified AT&T Fiber Ready.
In today's world, connectivity is important to new employers and businesses of every type. The AT&T Fiber Ready designation helps economic development leaders more effectively position their communities for site selection by emphasizing the availability of high-speed, fiber-based services.
"AT&T continues to invest in high-speed internet in urban and rural areas all across Alabama using the latest wired and wireless technologies, and today, we are proud to highlight Mallard Fox West Industrial Complex and Lawrence County Industrial Airpark among the numerous places in Alabama where AT&T's fiber infrastructure is in place and ready to help community leaders drive job creation," said Mickey Harbin, AT&T Alabama assistant vice president of external and legislative affairs.
Decatur, AL -- Dr. Jim Klauber, president of Calhoun Community College, today announced that the college has been awarded $279,000 in grant funding from the Alabama Community College System's Special Population Training funds for two programs aimed at increasing the number of students trained to enter targeted industry sectors.
The college was awarded a $250,000 grant to purchase a chemical processing and mixing line trainer, which will be utilized by students enrolled in Calhoun's Advanced Manufacturing program. According to the grant proposal, the equipment purchased through the grant will provide training for existing maintenance forces as well as future maintenance employees.
"This new equipment will allow the college to train a wide variety of students, including adult students, high school dual enrollment students, displaced workers and incumbent workers, providing them with a number of certifications and credentials," commented John Holley, Calhoun's interim assistant dean for technologies.