The AlabamaGermany Partnership is your resource for information about German companies, events and business opportunities in Alabama and Alabama companies, events and business opportunities in Germany.

Die AlabamaGermany Partnerschaft ist Ihre Quelle für Informationen über deutsche Firmen, deutsche Veranstaltungen und deutsche Geschäftsmöglichkeiten in Alabama, und über Firmen mit Sitz in Alabama, die mit Veranstaltungen und Geschäftsvorhaben in Deutschland präsent sind.

For more information, contact AGP’s executive director, Ms. Tine Hoffmeister, at 205-943-4772,, or visit

The AlabamaGermany Partnership celebrated its 10-year anniversary at its annual dinner and business forum in 2008, at the Westin Huntsville.

During the Thursday evening dinner, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International President Bill Taylor presented the Rainer Bauer award to Governor Bob Riley for his leadership role in recruiting German-based companies ThyssenKrupp Steel and Stainless USA, LLC to Alabama.

Additional honorees included: ThyssenKrupp Stainless USA, Berg Sprial Pipe Corp., Evonik-Degussa Corp., and individuals Dr. Konrad Dannenberg, Pete Cox, and the late Edith Phillips.

The Friday morning business forum, “Creating Profitable Relationships: Germany and Alabama,”  featured a discussion moderated by Dr. Hajo Drees, European Development Director, Alabama Development Office. Panelists included: Bob Soulliere, President and CEO ThyssenKrupp Steel USA; William G. Diehl, President and CEO, BBK; Ralph D. Crosby, Jr, Chairman and CEO, EADS North America; and Joe Fadool, Vice President Operations, Continental Huntsville.

Governor Bob Riley, Bill Taylor, Rainer Bauer Award
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International CEO and President Bill Taylor presented Governor Bob Riley with the Rainer Bauer award on behalf of the AlabamaGermany Partnership for his leadership role in recruiting German-based companies ThyssenKrupp Steel and Stainless USA, LLC. The award was presented at the AGP 10th anniversary dinner on April 24, 2008.

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. For more information please visit the AGP