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Blog: Transformative Ideas and Innovations Are Key to Moving the Economy

Blog: Transformative Ideas and Innovations Are Key to Moving the Economy

Alabama is surpassing much of the country in economic development and has the capacity to continue rising as a national leader.

Keeping it All Together

Keeping it All Together

This Mobile company mastered fasteners, across industries, across 50 states. They make and deliver what locks it all in place — from bridges and towers to ships and Ferris wheels.

At the Intersection of Trains, Trucks, Planes and Ships

At the Intersection of Trains, Trucks, Planes and Ships

Exchange between modes of transportation is critical to transportation productivity. Three key intermodal facilities keep goods moving into, out of and over Alabama.

Chef Missy Mercer

Chef Missy Mercer

Explore two of Alabama’s best restaurants, you find a chef/owner who was the only female on the hot line at Spago, a master baker and a mother of twins with a degree in finance from Auburn.

Shaw Industries Finishing $184 Million Alabama Upgrade

Shaw Industries Finishing $184 Million Alabama Upgrade

Shaw Industries Group’s flooring plant in Andalusia, which makes fiber used in carpet, has been in the midst of a yearlong upgrade worth $184 million.

Auburn a Magnet for International Precision

Auburn a Magnet for International Precision

Germany’s Berghoff Group chose Auburn for its U.S. precision manufacturing plant because it had the skilled workforce that could hone parts taking 130 hours to perfect.

Forest Giant Recapitalized

Forest Giant Recapitalized

Georgia-Pacific feeds on Alabama, the nation’s second largest timberland. The big recession was time for big G-P reinvestment throughout the state.

Peco Foods Plans $40M Mississippi Plant

Peco Foods Plans $40M Mississippi Plant

Tuscaloosa-based chicken processor Peco Foods announced plans in May to open a new $40 million plant in northeast Mississippi to make, store and distribute frozen chicken products.

Company Kudos, June 2018

Company Kudos, June 2018

A month of achievements in Alabama business

Coconut Purveyor Marx Brothers Goes Solar

Coconut Purveyor Marx Brothers Goes Solar

Marx Brothers Inc., a Birmingham company that imports and distributes coconut products, recently installed a rooftop solar system that can generate 35 percent of the company’s annual energy requirements.

Homegrown Precision Manufacturing

Homegrown Precision Manufacturing

Precision manufacturing is a rapidly emerging industry in Alabama. But, for Huntsville’s Brown Precision, it’s been emerging for over 30 years. And the company is now strategically expanding to the state’s southern aerospace corridor.

Port Angles for Auto Traffic

Port Angles for Auto Traffic

After downturns in coal, Alabama’s port bids for autos — landing a $60 million facility planned by two Latin American partners.

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NEWS AROUND ALABAMA

Friday, June 22, 2018

Supreme Court ruling on internet sales tax gets thumbs up from local retailers

Store owners around the state applauded this week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which allows states to demand that online retailers collect sales tax.  — Dothan Eagle

Bessemer chosen for Amazon fulfillment center

Amazon expects to hire 1,500 people for its new fulfillment center in Bessemer, in a deal approved Thursday with the Jefferson County Commission. The center will feature advanced robotics and will offer its employees full benefits and average wages of $14.65 per hour. — AL.com

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