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General Shale Products, LLC
(Parent company: Winerberger AG)

As one of the largest building materials companies in North America, General Shale manufactures more than one billion bricks per year at production facilities near large population centers.The company offers more than 250 types of brick in a spectrum of colors, textures and shapes.


Keystone Foods LLC
(Parent company: Marfrig Global Foods)

Keystone Foods is a multi-national, multi-protein processor for the world’s leading brands and is focused on innovation and dedicated to food safety and quality. Through our international footprint, and in cooperation with our parent company, the Marfrig Group, we provide fresh and frozen protein products to our customers worldwide.



R&D Company providing engineering and advanced technical services for militarysystems through contracts and subcontracts with agencies of the DoD and NASA.

Future Electronics

Future Electronics is a worldwide leader in electronic components distribution, and is recognized as one of the most respected and innovative companies in the industry today.

MATSU Alabama, Inc.

MATSU Alabama is a manufacturer specializing in the stamping and welding of metal products that are integral in the assembly of a variety of automobile OEM’s including Honda, Hyundai and General Motors.

Mitchell Plastics

Mitchell Plastics manufactures injected molded components/assemblies for the automotive industry.

PESA Switching Systems, Inc.

Designs and produces wideband routing switchers, live news switchers, point-to-point links and compact single-chassis interface processors.

Schafer Corporation

Schafer Corporation is a leading-edge technology company providing high quality products and professional services to government and industry. Schafer provides research, development, test and evaluation, modeling and analysis of 21st century technology applications in the growing markets of laboratory analytical services, biotechnology, energy, environment, defense, space, and wireless services through consulting contracts.

Ultratec Special Effects Inc.
(formerly Le Maitre Special Effects)

Ultratec Special Effects manufacturers professional stage and close proximity pyrotechnics for the entertainment industry.

Vector Aerospace

An industry-leading provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft operators around the globe.


Terma North America
(Subsidiary of Denmark based Terms)

Terma develops systems and services for defense agencies, civilian authorities, and security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems, self-protection systems for aircraft, space technology, and advanced composite aerostructures for the aircraft industry.


Airbus Defense and Space, Inc.
(Parent company: Airbus Group, Inc.; formerly EADS North America)

Airbus Defence and Space is the division of Airbus Group responsible for defence and aerospace products and services.

ESI North America
(Parent company: ESI Group)

ESI North America is a leading software editor for the numerical simulation of prototype and manufacturing process engineering in applied mechanics. The key to ESI North America's success is the use of realistic material physics, providing "as good as real" virtual solutions, in order to replace the lengthy trial and error processes on real prototypes.

Saint Gobain Grains & Powders

Saint-Gobain Grains & Powders provides high-quality abrasive and refractory materials to industrial manufacturers throughout the world.

Technicolor Manufacturer and distributor of DVD's and related home entertainment products

Thales USA

Thales USA provides innovative technologies that deliver safety, security and information management. Thales provides in-flight entertainment systems and instrument landing system for airlines, encryption technology for government employees to complete secure transactions and handheld radios for soldiers to communicate securely. Thales USA is dedicated to providing technologies that protect our well-being, enhance our safety and open doors to new solutions.


Aviagen North America
(Parent company: Erich Wesjohann Group)

Aviagen is the largest broiler breeding company supplying 44% of the world market. Breeding stock is developed for the chicken industry using genetic selection techniques.

BASF Corporation

BASF Catalyst makes catalytic converters, a system that treats automobile emissions and other types of engine emissions, essentially removing pollutants before they are released into the atmosphere.

Hanson Pipe & Precast

Hanson manufactures concrete drainage products such as drainage pipe, precast manholes, storm drain structures and precast bridge components.

JENOPTIK Optical Systems, LLC

JENOPTIK Optical Systems, LLC, a US subsidiary of JENOPTIK AG, was formed in 2009 with the merging of JENOPTIK Subsidiaries Coastal Optical Systems, Liebmann Optical Company, MEMS Optical, and JENOPTIK Polymer Systems, Inc. Each of the companies, with their unique expertise, brings its own history of successes delivering solutions and developing strong relationships with OEM customers. The areas of expertise include optical systems and components design and manufacturing (in Jupiter, FL), micro optics and MEMS design and manufacturing (in Huntsville, AL), polymer opto-electronical systems design and manufacturing and digital imaging solutions (in Rochester, NY). As a US subsidiary of a foreign corporation, JENOPTIK Optical Systems, LLC meets all requirements of ITAR as a US supplier.


KÖMMERLING manufactures and sells rigid PVC foam sheets.

Turner Construction
(Parent company: Hochtief AG)

As the largest general contractor in the country, Turner is a leader in all major market segments, including healthcare, education, commercial, sports, aviation, pharmaceutical, retail and green building.


Midsouth Paving

Midsouth Paving, Inc. (formerly known as APAC Mid-South, Inc.) was formed in 2007, from businesses with a long, proud tradition of supplying high quality aggregates, asphalt, and construction services to the Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee marketplaces.

Par Pharmaceutical (Parent company: Endo International Company)

Par is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufacture and markets innovative and cost-effective pharmaceuticals that help improve patient quality of life. Par Pharmaceutical offers a line of high barrier-to-entry generic drugs, while Par Specialty Pharmaceuticals provides niche, innovative brands. Par Sterile Products develops, manufactures and markets both branded and generic aseptic injectable pharmaceuticals.


Elbit Systems of America
(Parent company: Elbit Systems)

Elbit Systems of America is a provider of high performance products and system solutions focusing on the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation and medical instrumentation markets.


DRS Test & Energy Management
(Parent company: Finmeccanica)

DRS Test & Energy Management, LLC is a supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide.

SELEX Galileo
(Parent company: Finmeccanica)

SELEX develops integrated capability solutions that deliver enhanced situation awareness, security and safety across land, sea and air. The company offers a complete range of solutions from surveillance, imaging, tracking and targeting to protection and navigation control systems for military and government missions.


Futaba Corporation of America

Futaba specializes in the sales and marketing of vacuum fluorescent displays as well as electronic module manufacturing.

Green Metal USA, LLC

Green Metal provides scrap-metal disposal for Toyota.

Hokuriku USA Ltd.

Hokuriku Electric Industry Co., Ltd. has been developing and supplying resistors, electro-mechanical parts, circuit boards, sensors, piezo-electric parts, module products since its foundation in 1943.

Matsumoto U.S. Technologies, Inc.

Matsumoto specializes in sales of welding machinery and consumables, designing and manufacturing of control panels, and installation and maintenance of machinery.

Nagoya Wel U.S.

Nagoya Wel U.S. is the American subsidiary of Nagoya Wel, a company specializing in the design and manufacturing of welding equipment for the automotive industry.

Nalux Nano Optical, LLC
(Parent company: Nalux Co., Ltd.)

Nalux Nano Optical provides customer support for their ultra-precision optical equipment.

Okaya (U.S.A.), Inc.

Okaya integrates suppliers for Toyota, Alabama. Manages inventory level for all cutting tools to maintain efficient but not excessive stock.

Single Source Technologies South
(Parent company: Makino Metal Finishing)

Single Source Technologies is a subsidiary of Makino Metal Finishing. It is a manufacturer and designer of metal cutting machining centers.

Sumitomo Electric Carbide, Inc.

Sumitomo Electric Carbide designs and produces exceptionally innovative and advanced cutting tool solutions.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama, Inc.

Toyota’s 1,000,000 sq. ft. manufacturing plant in North Huntsville Industrial Park employs 1,300 workers with a total investment of $864M. The plant is Toyota’s only manufacturing facility globally to build 4-cylinder, V6 and V8 engines under one roof. Engines produced go into the Camry, RAV4, Highlander, Tacoma, Tundra and Sequoia.

Toyota Tsusho America, Inc.

Toyota Tsusho America, Inc. (TAI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota Tsusho Corporation, which was founded as a trading and supply-chain specialist of the Toyota Group. TAI has been operating in North America since 1961. Over the past four decades, it has evolved from a trader in a limited number of commodities and finished goods to a multi-business enterprise. As a multi-business enterprise, TAI combines international trading with an expansive range of domestically targeted functions (eg. supply-chain services, intermediate goods processing, etc.).industrial sectors.

Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc.
(Parent company: Panasonic)

Universal Lighting Technologies manufactures both electronic and magnetic ballasts for fluorescent and HID lighting.


LG Electronics Alabama, Inc.

LGEAI is LG’s sole customer service division for the North American market. It offers technical and customer support and repair parts distribution for high-end products, including appliances, consumer electronics and wireless communication products.


Agility Defense & Government Services
(Parent company: Agility Public Warehousing Company K.S.C.P)

Agility provides commercial and military spare parts and systems from around the world to U.S. federal and state government customers. The company specializes in the procurement of non-standard material including equipment for security forces, foreign military systems and hard to find components.



Cargolux is an air cargo carrier.

Eurofins Genomics
(Operon Biotechnologies)

Three companies from the Eurofins Scientific Group (MWG Biotech, Operon Biotechnologies, and Medigenomix) have merged to become Eurofins Genomics, the new global leader for oligos and sequencing.


(Parent company: Axel Johnson Inc.)

ADS provides comprehensive sewer system diagnostic services to municipal agencies and consulting engineering firms. Its services include permanent and temporary flow monitoring.

Intergraph Corporation
(Parent company: Hexagon)

Hexagon, a measurement technology and systems company, acquired Huntsville-based Intergraph Corporation, a leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software.


Kuehne + Nagel. Inc.

Kuehne + Nagel provides international forwarding and logistics services.

Panalpina, Inc.

Panalpina provides international forwarding and logistics services.

ST Microelectronics

ST Microelectronics is one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies.


BAE Systems

BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international company engaged in the development, delivery and support of advanced defense and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea and in space.

Meteor Light & Sound Company, Inc.
(Parent company: Hammond Industries)

The Meteor Product Line offers a wide range of lights for Churches, Clubs, and Theatres.

Source: Source: Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County



Lucia Cape
Senior Vice President Economic Development, Industry Relations & Workforce