February 7, 2013

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Department of Commerce

Twelve German Companies To Be Recognized at Annual Dinner

AlabamaGermany Partnership’s (AGP) Board of Directors will recognize 12 German companies with recent investments and expansions in Alabama.

The companies will be recognized at their Annual Dinner to be held in Huntsville on March 7th at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. The dinner will feature Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield.

“Our relationship with the German companies located in Alabama keeps getting stronger every year through partnerships such as this one,” said Alabama Department of Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield. “More than 70 German companies have invested in our state and many continue to expand and create jobs. I congratulate each company on its commitment to Alabama and for working to strengthen our ties with Germany. We value our German community and look forward to many more announcements in the future.”

This is the 15th Annual Dinner of the AlabamaGermany Partnership. The program in Huntsville on March 7 will furthermore include 2 special guests; Consul General of Federal Republic of Germany and Colonel Jim Halsell, USAF, Retired – Retired NASA Astronaut and Veteran of 5 Space Shuttle Missions. Two other awards will as well be presented at the dinner – Dr. Barbara Fischer Award and Rainer Bauer Award. To register for the Annual Dinner please to go: www.alabamagermany.org

 About AlabamaGermany Partnership

The AlabamaGermany Partnership is an Alabama non-profit corporation formed in 1998 to “develop and support relationships and friendships between organizations and individuals in Alabama and Germany”. The membership of the AlabamaGermany Partnership is comprised of German companies with location in Alabama, companies and entities that want to do business with German companies, academic and cultural institutions with interest in the German culture and language throughout the State. For more information visit: www.alabamagermany.org

 Contact:

Tine Hoffmeister, Executive Director, AlabamaGermany Partnership

Phone: 205.943.4772, director@alabamagermany.org

www.AlabamaGermany.org



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