Alabama's automotive industry hasn't escaped the impact of the economic downturn, and there are certainly still some rough patches of road ahead. But there also are signs that the auto industry -- at least that portion with production in Alabama -- could be poised for a comeback.
The most encouraging sign for the River Region is, of course, the fact that Hyundai has returned to a five-day work week for its employees and that a backlog of inventory for the company has been reduced.
Hyundai's leadership team deserves credit for an aggressive incentive program for buyers that appears to be making a big difference for the company.
While the Montgomery area naturally is focused on Hyundai, there are other encouraging signs for the state's auto sector.
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