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Manufacturing sector’s growth maintains momentum

The roaring economy has seen not just tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands, but million of jobs created by various businesses over the past few years. A leading industry in this employment expansion is manufacturing. The sector has produced an average of 22,000 jobs per month between February 2018 and the corresponding period this […]

Auto manufacturing plant to create more than 700 new Alabama jobs

Alongside truck manufacturer Autocar LLC, the Jefferson County Commission announced Sept. 13 that the truck manufacturer plans to build a new $120 million facility in Birmingham, Alabama, which would create up to 746 direct jobs in the metropolitan area and throughout the county. According to AL.com, the plant, once complete, will occupy more than 1 million square […]

Rising demand for electric cars could mean more jobs

When Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla Motors, first introduced his version of the electric car, the electric car industry seemed to be stalling. According to the International Energy Agency, in 2005, electric cars had yet to break 1,000 units. However, the IEA reported that sales for electric cars exceeded 2 million units […]

North Carolina auto plant to create 160 jobs over next five years

Earlier this week, Continental North America, a unit of German Continental AG, announced that it plans to invest in a $40 million expansion for its Morganton automobile brake plant that will create 160 jobs, the Charlotte Business Journal reported. The news source said that the state of North Carolina will give the company as much […]

Honda supplier announces new facility in Ohio

Topre America, a Japanese auto parts supplier for Honda, has announced plans to build a 146,000-square-foot facility in Springfield, Ohio, ABC22Now reported.  $60 million will be invested into the new facility, which will be located in the Champion Business Park. The facility is an upgrade from the company’s original plans, which saw the construction of a […]

Two major auto suppliers to create jobs in Alabama

Auto suppliers with Mercedes-Benz U.S. International and Spain-based company Grupo Antolin will be expanding their operations in Alabama.  Suppliers for a major Mercedes-Benz plant in Vance, Alabama, are expected to create 2,400 new jobs in the area, reported local station ABC 3340, citing projects from the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama.  The new positions will cover […]

Launch date for Apple Car pushed back one more year, report reveals

Though many people have most likely never heard of the Apple Car, the rumored release date for this top-secret project may have been pushed back another year. A new report from technology site The Information has divulged the news on the car that is still yet to be created, reported Fortune magazine. Believed to be […]

Tesla Model 3 reservations near 400,000

Tesla continues to break records as reservations for its innovative Model 3 vehicle near 400,000, Fortune reported.  The Model 3, an electric car featuring a streamlined design and a variety of advanced “smartcar” features, was revealed to the public in late May amid extensive buzz and speculation. As reservations for the new vehicle rise, many auto industry analysts […]

April U.S. retail sales see biggest gain since last year

Retail and restaurant sales in April grew at the best pace since last year, a sign that consumer spending will help the economy bounce back from a slow start to 2016. Following a 0.3 percent drop the month previous, retail sales increased 1.3 percent in April to garner the largest advance since March 2015, reported […]

Obama signs $305 billion infrastructure bill

Highways and other transportation systems in the U.S. will be strengthened through a new multibillion-dollar infrastructure bill. The five-year, $305 billion bill was signed by President Barack Obama after being approved by Congress in early December, the Associated Press reported. The bill is designed to improve and update the aged infrastructure in the country, create […]