Toyota, Mazda Get An Alabama Welcome For $1.6 Billion Plant

Toyota, Mazda get an Alabama welcome for $1.6 billion plant

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Toyota and Mazda confirmed Wednesday they will build a $1.6 billion joint venture assembly plant in Alabama that will employ up to 4,000 workers, a boost for President Donald Trump who wants automakers to expand U.S. production.

Toyota/mazda Factory Will Reportedly Be In Alabama Or North Carolina

Toyota/Mazda factory will reportedly be in Alabama or North Carolina

The Toyota/Mazda factory sweepstakes appear to be nearing a conclusion as Bloomberg and Automotive News are reporting the location has been narrowed down to either North Carolina or Alabama. The joint venture plant worth $1.6 billion would add 4,000 jobs to whichever state lands it.

To even be considered, Toyota and Mazda have reportedly sought a $1 billion incentive package from interested states in the form of tax breaks and other support. At least 15 states had apparently been jockeying for the factory, including Mississippi, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Texas and South Carolina.

All-new 2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan Begins Mass Production In Alabama

All-New 2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan Begins Mass Production in AlabamaMore than 1,500 associates at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) today celebrated the start of mass production of the all-new 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan, slated to go on-sale this spring at Honda dealerships nationwide. HMA is the exclusive manufacturer of the family-friendly Odyssey – the most popular minivan in America in each of the past seven years1.

Honda To Invest $85 Million In Alabama Plant To Advance Production Flexibility

Honda to Invest $85 Million in Alabama Plant to Advance Production FlexibilityHonda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) today declared a speculation of $85 million for the first of a multi-stage venture to enhance vehicle fabricating adaptability, reinforce the strategic proficiency for future models and get ready for future innovations. HMA manufactures four diverse light truck items – with sole duty regarding generation of the Honda Odyssey, Pilot and Ridgeline, and creation of the Acura MDX.

Largest Open Karate Tourney In Alabama Taking Place

Largest Open Karate Tourney In Alabama Taking PlaceThe Department of Leisure Services and Mike Culbreth’s School of World Yoshukai Karate will host the 37th Annual Southern Region Open Karate Tournament that is held in conjunction with the National Peanut Festival. The tournament will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the Dothan Civic Center. This is the largest open karate tournament in the State of Alabama.

Honda Indy Grand Prix Of Alabama Race Report 2015

Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Race Report 2015Emerging from the final round of pit stops in fifth place, Graham Rahal starred in the final 20 laps of Sunday's Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, turning some of the fastest laps of the race and twice passing competitors around the outside of the Turn 5 hairpin to finish a close second in the 90-lap Verizon IndyCar Series race run at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham.

Toyota Alabama Revved Up & Ready To Roar!

Toyota Alabama Revved Up & Ready to Roar!Please excuse our 1,200 Toyota Alabama team members if they’re a little “revved” up today.
That’s because they celebrated the launch of their second V6 engine line at a ceremony this morning with invited guests, including Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, U.S. Senators Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions and U.S. Representative Mo Brooks. The ceremony capped off Toyota Alabama’s fifth significant investment since it began operations 11 years ago.

Plug In America Declares 100,000th Sold In Us An Mitsubishi I-miev In Alabama

Plug In America declares 100,000th sold in US an Mitsubishi i-MiEV in AlabamaRich Salmon of Grand Bay, AL, has won Plug In America's #PIA100K contest commemorating the 100,000th plug-in vehicle sold since introduction of the latest generation of highway-capable plug-in vehicles more than two years ago. Plug In America awarded Salmon a new ClipperCreek Level 2 charging station plus $300 toward its installation, both generously donated by ClipperCreek. Salmon was selected to represent the approximate buyer of the 100,000th EV with his recent purchase of a Mitsubishi iMiEV.

Honda Grand Prix Of Alabama Race Report

Honda Grand Prix of Alabama Race ReportIn an exciting finish that left many in the near sellout-crowd standing throughout the final 15 laps, Honda-powered Scott Dixon battled defending series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay throughout the closing stages of Sunday's Honda Grand Prix of Alabama, coming up just six-tenths of a second short of the victory at the checkers.