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Germany Named Top Inward Foreign Investment Country

Site Selection magazine has named Germany the world‘s best country to invest in, ahead of the United Kingdom and Australia. And Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) was chosen as the second best national agency for international investment behind Ireland.GTAI, Site Selection pointed out, posted a record of 2,062 foreign direct investment projects in 2018. According …

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Airbus has officially launched production of its first U.S-built A220 for U.S. airline company JetBlue aircraft at its newly constructed Final Assembly Line hangar in Mobile.

Airbus has officially launched production of its first U.S-built A220 for U.S. airline company JetBlue. aircraft at its newly constructed Final Assembly Line hangar in Mobile. “The team is excited to start working in their new facility and to welcome a new customer. It’s a strong endorsement from JetBlue in this challenging time,” said Paul …

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Evonik opens advanced biomaterials facility in Birmingham with expansion

Evonik announced today that it has successfully commissioned an advanced biomaterials facility in Birmingham that will support global demand for the use of its RESOMER-brand bioresorbable polymers with implantable medical devices and parenteral drug products. The expansion will also allow Germany-based Evonik to provide contract manufacturing services to customers seeking to outsource production of their …

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Germany’s daily coronavirus case count has nearly tripled as regions consider an ’emergency brake’ to reinstate harsher lockdowns

About a week after Chancellor Angela Merkel further relaxed Germany’s strict lockdown, the country on Tuesday reported nearly three times as many new COVID-19 cases as it did the day before. The country’s agency for limiting the spread of disease, the Robert Koch Institute, reported 933 new cases — a huge leap compared with the 357 reported Monday. …

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Mercedes-Benz Plant and Community Foundation of West Alabama Donate $100,000 for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA – In partnership with the Community Foundation of West Alabama, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. (MBUSI) has donated $100,000 to assist with COVID-19 relief efforts. Several local organizations will share in the funds to help provide critical needs to individuals and families impacted by COVID-19.  President and CEO Michael Goebel said, “The COVID-19 pandemic …

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Airbus is in ‘gravest crisis,’ but coronavirus won’t kill operations in Mobile

Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury is calling the coronavirus pandemic the “gravest crisis” for the aerospace industry, forewarning the European plane maker’s plans to “right-size” its entire business operations. Thousands of employees in France and the U.K. have been placed on temporary furlough as the global airline industry has grounded to a halt. Production is slashed, airplane …

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Mercedes resumes production in Alabama with new safety measures

Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI), as its Alabama operation is known, said operations began Monday with one shift. In coming weeks, the plant will be staffed with additional team members to move toward its full production volume. “We have developed robust and best practice safety measures to ensure our team member safety as we return to work,” …

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Mercedes-Benz US International resuming production this week

Mercedes-Benz resumed production in Tuscaloosa Monday. Mercedes-Benz also saw the restart of two of its German plants in Sindelfingen and Bremen. Reuters reports that Germany never banned car production, but factories stopped production after movement restrictions were imposed and car dealerships closed. Felyicia Jerald, communications manager for Mercedes-Benz, said the Vance factory began with one-shift production, and …

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Borbet Alabama announced it will permanently close manufacturing operations in Auburn

Borbet Alabama announced it will permanently close manufacturing operations in Auburn. The facility had been in operation since 2003 and under the control of Borbet since 2008. The company had recently announced a $23.9 million expansion. “Manufacturing industries like Borbet have a significant economic impact on a local community. We are thankful for all that …

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