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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Airbus in Mobile unaffected thus far by engine supply problems

Could a shortage of next-generation engines cause grief for Airbus in Mobile, as it already has in Europe? The answer appears to be that in the short term it won't, and in a best-case scenario it never will. But right now there's no guarantee of a best-case scenario. – AL.com

Northrop Grumman snaps up Orbital ATK

Defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp., which has a considerable aerospace presence in Alabama, is acquiring aerospace and defense firm Orbital ATK Inc. for about $7.8 billion in cash, a deal that would boost Northrop’s presence in the space, launch and missile industries. Orbital shareholders are to receive $134.50 per share in cash, a 22.2% premium over Friday’s closing price. Northrop is to assume $1.4 billion in net debt. Orbital is based in Dulles, Va. – LA Times

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Teledyne Brown Launches Platform for Space Commerce

Teledyne Brown Launches Platform for Space Commerce

MUSES is a precision-pointing platform aboard the Space Station that has considerable appeal to commercial enterprise.

B’ham App for What’s Happening

B’ham App for What’s Happening

Things are happening in the Magic City, but how do you sort them all out? A new app called The House will help.

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Building a Business Future

Building a Business Future

Rigved Joshi’s family business in India provided the spark of entrepreneurship. Now he is set to share that inspiration with students and start-ups in Huntsville.

Monumental Iron Masters

Monumental Iron Masters

It began with the Astor Place subway kiosk in New York City. Now almost every city in the country visits Alexander City, Alabama to get its iconic ironwork done.

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Factory Controllers: Hargrove Engineers + Constructors

Factory Controllers: Hargrove Engineers + Constructors

“Our people must be educated not just in computers and engineering but in the customer’s plant... Engineering school doesn’t teach you how to swing from a rope to land on an oil rig." — Matt Burton

SidelinER Takes Center Stage

SidelinER Takes Center Stage

Pop-up medical tent for Crimson Tide football games is gaining nationwide attention.

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Fuel Fleet for the Southeast

Fuel Fleet for the Southeast

McPherson Companies, once a one-man show, is one of the largest oil and gas distributors in the region. A 2012 reorganization streamlined its extensively evolved operations.

Up Close World ’Round

Up Close World ’Round

The best sights in the world are bigger and better close up and SeeCoast Manufacturing in tiny, scenic Fairhope has the globe circled with its viewers.

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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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