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Alabama Industries Automotive

In 1997, the first M-Class rolled off the Mercedes-Benz production line in Vance, launching the beginning of the automotive industry in Alabama.

Alabama has grown to become a leading center globally for automotive production. Vehicle assembly plants for Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda Toyota, an engine assembly plant for Toyota, and a growing automotive supplier network serving OEMs in Alabama and neighboring states.

Alabama Exports Nearly $10 Billion in Vehicles & Parts Each Year.

Passenger Vehicles Made in Alabama

Mazda Toyota Joint Venture

Mazda and Toyota have selected Alabama for a $1.6 billion joint venture assembly plant that will employ up to 4,000 and have a capacity of 300,000 vehicles per year. Production is scheduled to begin in 2021 on the following vehicles.

Alabama automakers
produce nearly 1 million
cars & light-trucks per year

Alabama ranks third
nationally in export dollars
for motor vehicles

Alabama is in the top 5 states for car and light truck production

Alabama automakers produce more than 1.5 million automotive engines per year

10 car and truck models are currently produced in Alabama

Alabama, a Key Driver in Automotive
Training and Education

Alabama provides leading training and education for the automotive industry. In addition, the $73 million Alabama Robotics Technology Park provides advanced training for industry.

AIDT, Alabama’s #1 incentive, provides a total workforce delivery system at no cost to qualified employers and the state’s 24 two-year colleges work with industry to offer apprenticeships and customized education programs.

Suppliers in North America Have
a Presence in Alabama

Automotive Industry News

How Mazda Toyota is benefiting from the coronavirus

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, the giant development in Huntsville, also had a giant problem. It needed 4,000 employees at the $1.6 billion facility under construction to produce vehicles for the two Japanese automakers who had come together for one of the largest economic projects in state history. To read more of the story go to: Mazda…

Alabama automakers resuming production

Action resumed at two Alabama auto plants today, as manufacturers begin the climb back from more than a month of inaction in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Mercedes-Benz resumed production in Tuscaloosa Monday, while Hyundai is taking this week to prepare for next week’s planned restart. For more of the story go to:  

Gov. Kay Ivey Announces Help for Small Businesses Affected by Coronavirus

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced that the state’s small businesses negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic are now eligible for help from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. For more on the story visit:  

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