The Boeing Company Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary
Since starting out as a builder of wood and fabric floatplanes in a Seattle boathouse, Boeing has become the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems.
"The innovative spirit of our founder Bill Boeing — who 100 years ago today dedicated this company to building something better — is alive in the generations of our people who continue to deliver products and services that matter and positively change lives around the world," said Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg. "As we embark on our second century, our commitment to excellence is stronger than ever, our potential for achievement is as great as it was for our founders, and our goals must be even more bold, visionary and inspiring."
Boeing employees, customers, communities and fans around the globe are joining together to celebrate the company's centennial and imagine the technological breakthroughs and innovations yet to come. Read more
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Brown Precision Expands in Alabama
August 4, 2016 - ATMORE, Alabama – Huntsville-based Brown Precision Inc. plans to invest $7 million to open a manufacturing facility in Southwest Alabama’s rapidly expanding aerospace corridor, officials said this morning.
Brown Precision’s new facility in Atmore’s Rivercane Industrial Park will create more than 100 jobs, said Mayor Jim Staff, who welcomed the company at a joint meeting of the City Council and the Atmore Industrial Development Board.
The family owned company, founded in 1964, performs precision machining for clients in the aerospace and medical industries. It manufactures complex components ranging from aircraft and helicopter components to artificial human joints. Clients include GE Aviation, GKN Aerospace, Bell, PPG Aerospace, and Smith & Nephew. Read more on AL.com.
AAIA & AAMA Partner for Sustainability Summit
Huntsville, - AAIA and the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association partnered to host a summit for sustainability in materials and manufacturing in Huntsville on August 18-19, 2016. Participants learned how effective ecological efforts, from global policies to small-scale tactics, create a more viable industry and a prosperous plant.
The purpose of the Summit for Sustainability in Materials & Manufacturing is to identify current changes in environmental and sustainability standards, and to inform manufacturing leaders and decision makers of best practices, smart solutions and innovations available to their organizations. Conference programming will focus on strategic resource management and address opportunities to implement cost savings due to sustainable practices.
Global Policy, Local Initiatives
Exploring the relationship between federal sustainability programs and national, state and city-led efforts.
Sustainability as a Strategic Advantage
How sharpening environmental efforts provide new opportunities and improve long-term growth.
NextGen Corporations: How Companies Evolve into Smart Global Citizens
GM's John Bradburn presents case studies that will leave attendees inspired and empowered to make a positive impact in their communities and plants.
The Future of H2O: Re-thinking a Valuable Resource
Gain a new perspective on water usage practices that are good for the earth and good for the industry.
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