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Alabama receives Gold Shovel Award for economic development efforts

“Area Development, a national business publication, has selected Alabama for its Gold Shovel Award, recognizing the state’s economic development success in 2018. The honor follows a record year for Alabama, with companies announcing new facilities and expansion projects involving $8.7 billion in new capital investment. The projects will create an anticipated 17,026 jobs across the

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Corbin hired as AlabamaWorks! Public Relations Specialist

AIDT is pleased to announce the hire of Jill Corbin as AlabamaWorks! Public Relations Specialist. Jill brings over 15 years of experience in communications and marketing to AlabamaWorks! which will be used to further develop brand management and content strategy development. She has helped private companies and public corporations expand their brand while growing their

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Robotics Technology Park gets new leader to direct strategic upgrades

RTP 2.0 initiative will prepare facility to meet future training needs The Alabama Department of Commerce and AIDT announced today that Chuck Ernst, a former Honda manufacturing executive, has been appointed to lead Alabama Robotics Technology Park (RTP) as it embarks on a strategic plan to prepare the training facility for new technologies and additional

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Phase 3 of Alabama Robotics Technology Park reopens June 17th

TANNER, AL – On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019, at approximately 11:40 pm CST an 18-wheeler crashed into the Phase 3 building at the Alabama Robotics Technology Park (RTP) in Tanner.  The preliminary investigation into the cause of the crash is that the driver fell asleep. There were no mechanical issues identified with the tractor according

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AIDT Secures Unconditional ISO Certification for 15th straight time.

AIDT, the workforce training agency under the Department of Commerce, has again earned an ISO 9001 certification that provides proven, successful approaches to achieving customer satisfaction and management goals. This marks the 14th straight year AIDT has achieved this designation since the initial certification. AIDT is the only state agency in Alabama with ISO certification

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FAME Launches Rocket City Chapter at the AIDT Robotics Technology Park

The Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education has launched its latest chapter at AIDT’s Alabama Robotics Technology Park in Tanner / Decatur. The event was marked with a ribbon cutting, a tour and an informational session. Toyota has several cooperative students in this new program. Watch here as a company representative and a student explain what the program means to

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Airbus is seeking applicants for Manufacturing Jobs for their newest Mobile Assembly Line

Airbus is seeking its first candidates to fill manufacturing positions for its newest assembly line in Mobile, Alabama. The positions are the first wave of production jobs announced for the company’s A220 aircraft assembly line. The open positions include Aircraft Structure/Installation Mechanics, Installers for Aircraft Cabin Furnishings and Aircraft Electricians. Successful candidates for all positions

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Global Trade Magazine has named Alabama the “Best State For Manufacturing”

Alabama has been named by Global Trade Magazine as the “Best Best State For Manufacturing” with automobiles being the state’s #1 export.  Global Trade featured Alabama growing automotive industry and the value that agencies like AIDT have leveraged to create an environment that cultivates a healthy manufacturing industry. The state (Alabama) has seen a continued influx

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