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Friday, February 17, 2017

Alabama part of GE Aviation’s $4B investment

Ohio-headquartered GE Aviation announced its investments in U.S. operations have exceeded $4 billion in a five-year period. With a record production of jet engines, engine components and aircraft systems, the company's investments have reached $4.3 billion since 2011. The investments helped to establish five new plants in Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina and Indiana -- totaling about two million square feet of new manufacturing floor space is being created. – Aviation Pros

Hargrove starts renovation of former WALA building

Hargrove Controls + Automation has begun renovations on the former WALA building at 208 Government Street in downtown Mobile. The City of Mobile and Mayor Sandy Stimpson held an unveiling of the architectural rendering on Thursday, February 16, in conjunction with Hargrove, Cummings Architecture and the Downtown Mobile Alliance. – News release

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MBUSI, Great Granddaddy of State’s Auto Industry, Turns 20

MBUSI, Great Granddaddy of State’s Auto Industry, Turns 20

Twenty years ago this month the very first gleaming M-Class Mercedes-Benz sports utility vehicle drove off the assembly line in Tuscaloosa County.

Big Enterprises in Amateur Sports

Big Enterprises in Amateur Sports

Somewhere along the way, modern tourism and youth sports became permanent teammates.

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Beyond Disasters and Deficits, Great Outdoors

Beyond Disasters and Deficits, Great Outdoors

Alabama’s state parks are fighting their way back from five years of revenue transfers and a maintenance backlog that runs deeper — to natural disasters as far back as Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina.

Making Solar Real in Alabama

Making Solar Real in Alabama

Birmingham lawyer Rob Ozols left a sure thing at a big law firm to become the state’s premier solar energy contractor. Flagship contracts include installation of the largest solar system in the state’s largest city.

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Crafting Meetings

Crafting Meetings

Alabama meeting planners offer insights on essentials and new tools for designing conferences and events.

Bayou Shipbuilder Booming

Bayou Shipbuilder Booming

Horizon Shipbuilding is bustling with orders of all kinds, all around the world. Most recently: a fleet of New York commuter ferries.

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Alabama Gig Cities

Alabama Gig Cities

Cities that want service providers to invest millions in the deployment of fiber optic infrastructure are clearing the path with strategic plans that eliminate barriers and streamline franchise agreements.

Bluewater Paddling on a Green River

Bluewater Paddling on a Green River

Adventure developers of the Cahaba River Watershed

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Coping with New Overtime Rules

On December 1, the cost of labor for your business is likely to increase dramatically if you don’t take any action.

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