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In This Issue
Brand New AGP Website
AGP German Dinner in Auburn
AGP Stammtisch
Milestone: Airbus A220 in Mobile
Huntsville: Forever German
Record year for foreign investment in Alabama
TSCI Schorndorf Trip 2019
Map: German Population in USA, 1870
Ein bisschen Spaß

Dankeschön to our PATRON Members:




What to do in Alabama

August 19-25

September 1

Sept. 5 - Oct. 6

September 13-14
Oka Kapassa Native American Indian Festival

September 14

September 28 

September 28

Please note that the dates are shared to the best of our knowledge. If you plan to attend any of the events - please make sure to check information directly with the host of the event. Thank you! 

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A Brand New AGP Website! 

Our website has been relaunched with a brand new and fresher look! You will still be able to find all the information at  

The new site is easier to navigate and has  a modern interface and clean design.   A couple of examples of improvements we have made: 
  • The site is fully responsive, which means that it is viewable and accessible on your desktop, tablet, or phone.
  • We have added more valuable content, including:
    • a page dedicated to Apprenticeship and Internship Opportunities with German companies in Alabama
    • a page for German expats and Exchange students to share their experiences 
    • An overview of Job Opportunities with German Companies
  • The modern hosting platform will allow for more timely updates.
  • And so much more...

For current AGP members in good standing, you will be able to access a password protected "Member Information" page where you can find a printable list of German companies in Alabama, access contact information for fellow AGP members, and more! 

AGP German Dinner in Auburn

SAVE THE DATE for our upcoming four-course German dinner paired with beer and wine:

Tuesday, September 10
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Depot in Auburn 

This is a great opportunity to meet friends of AGP while enjoying a delicious meal. We will celebrate the German companies that had expansions last year but was not able to receive their recognition at AGP's Annual Celebration Dinner in March. 

Please note that seating is limited to 20 guests for this event. This meal is priced at $85 per person (includes alcoholic beverages); tax and gratuity is not included.

Registration will open as soon as we have received the menu. 

AGP Stammtisch

Join us for our monthly AGP "Stammtisch":

Tuesday, September 3
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Brät Brot, Birmingham

What does "Stammtisch" mean? A Stammtisch is an informal group meeting held on a regular basis, and also the usually large table around which the group meets. A Stammtisch is not a structured meeting, but rather a friendly and casual get-together.

This is a great opportunity for German expats to meet and for other German speaking/practicing to improve your German. Speaking German is encouraged but not required. We meet every first Tuesday of the month. REGISTER HERE!

Milestone: Airbus launches A220 production at Alabama facility
By Jerry Underwood, Made in Alabama

The first team of A220 production workers began work at Airbus' Mobile production facility following their recent return from on-the-job training in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada, where the A220 program and primary final assembly line are located.

"The expansion of our commercial aircraft production in Mobile to a second product line-with 400 additional jobs to support it-further solidifies Airbus' standing as a truly global aircraft manufacturer, and confirms without a doubt that Airbus is an important part of America's manufacturing landscape," said Airbus Americas chairman and CEO C. Jeffrey Knittel.

"With Mobile, and our production network in Asia, Canada and Europe, we have strategically created a worldwide industrial base to better serve our customers."

Read the full story here

Why a corner of America's Deep South is 'forever German'
By The Local

Dr. Wernher von Braun

It's not hard to find schnitzel, a quintessential German dish of breaded cutlets, in Huntsville, Alabama, the heart of America's Deep South.

Every fall, the local military base hosts an Oktoberfest. On Thursdays, the space museum organizes a Biergarten.

And on Tuesday evening, at a dinner celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, guests at the Space & Rocket Center munched on bratwurst and Bavarian pretzels.

Klaus Heimburg, Hans Hölzer and Peter Grau didn't get tickets and so held their own party at a nearby hotel with dozens of other "second generation Germans": the children of the engineers and scientists who, after developing V-2 rockets for the Nazis, invented those that took Americans to the Moon.

Alabama's and America's space pioneers will be honored  for their Lifetime Achievement in Innovation at EDPA's 2019 Imerge including Dr. Wernher von Braun. 

Record year for foreign investment sparks growth in Alabama
by Jerry Underwood, Made in Alabama

With  major new growth projects moving forward across Alabama, foreign direct investment continues to play a vital role in the state's economy, building on a record total of foreign investment approaching $4.2 billion last year.

These FDI projects represent major job-creation engines for many Alabama communities.

Last year, companies from 16 different countries launched projects with more than 7,500 new jobs. So far in 2019, FDI projects approaching $1 billion in value will bring another 3,300 jobs to the state, according to an Alabama Department of Commerce estimate.

Read Made in Alabama's full story here

Tuscaloosa Sister Cities International: Schorndorf 2019
by Tuscaloosa Sister Cities International 

Global friendships abounded June 17-July 1, 2019, as a 22-member TSCI-Tuscaloosa City Schools Student Delegation visited Schorndorf, Germany, with unforgettable experiences in Zurich and Lucerne,Switzerland, Lake Constance, and Strasbourg, France. 

Despite a record-breaking heat wave across Europe during the exchange, student delegates made the most of every cool opportunity they had to learn about the history, culture, and education in their German Sister City!  

Here is a highlight of this awesome trip. 

Tuscaloosa students will reciprocate this warm welcome when Schorndorf's Max Planck Gymnasium host partners visit Tuscaloosa in October.

Map: German Born Population in USA, 1870
by Germany in USA

This map shows you the German population in every state as of 1870 census. Germans left their mark on every corner of the USA including Alabama. 

To learn more about German immigrants in the United States, click here

Ein bisschen Spaß