Friday, August 26, 2016
Officials with BAE Systems Shipyard in Mobile announced Thursday they could be laying off as many as 200 employees within the upcoming months. The shipbuilding repair company currently has more than 400 employees on staff. They recently notified more than half of their staff of major layoffs this October and November as a result of reduced shipbuilding and repair work at the shipyard. – WPMI
Plastipak Packaging Inc. will add two manufacturing lines to its Birmingham area facility, a $10.4 million expansion that will create at least five new jobs. The new lines will be added to its location at the Jefferson County Metropolitan Park in McCalla, where it manufactures bottles for the beverage industry. – News release
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As the nation begins to build again, Vulcan Materials reclaims a solid footing, with its hold on the world’s most valuable aggregates franchise.
Five years on, Alabama’s tough illegal immigration law, HB 56, has been greatly weakened by the courts but remains a drag on many of Alabama’s biggest industries.