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Monday, September 22, 2014

U.S. Intuitive R&T honored

Only one Alabama company made Fortune Magazine's 2014 list of the best medium-size workplaces in the U.S. Intuitive Research and Technology Corp., a Huntsville engineering and defense contractor with 279 employees, came in at No. 1 on the 11th-annual Great Place to Work ranking presented by Fortune, an American business publication. It was the company's fifth straight year to be included in the top 10 Great Place to Work ranking. – AL.com

Explosion at U.S. Steel injures 3

An explosion at U.S. Steel in Fairfield Sunday injured three people, possibly one fatally. The plant is located off Valley Road. The company has its own security and paramedics who responded to the incident. They referred all questions to the company's headquarters in Pittsburgh. – AL.com

The politics of pre-K programs

Although President Barack Obama has called for the creation of a universal pre-K program, the influx of business groups that support early childhood education on the grounds of workforce preparation has turned it into a relatively bipartisan aim. Some of the most highly regarded models of quality preschool in the nation, in fact, are in two red states: Oklahoma and Alabama. – Prospect.org

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Bulked up in Sports

Bulked up in Sports

Robins & Morton has built a powerful portfolio of sports facilities, including a hometown jewel, Regions Field.

Harbert at Home Around the World

Harbert at Home Around the World

Global builder BL Harbert can boast world-class Alabama projects, including a huge expansion at Mercedes.

Engineering Lightning Growth

Engineering Lightning Growth

Youthful Hargrove Engineers (founded 1995) has become one of the fastest growing engineering firms in the country. Quick with new regional offices, nimble in industry mix, their portfolio includes some of Alabama’s biggest industrial recruitments.

Best Companies to Work for in Alabama 2014

Best Companies to Work for in Alabama 2014

New Star in Alabama Aerospace Cluster

New Star in Alabama Aerospace Cluster

The high-tech alloys of Carpenter Technology have traveled with the Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh and Neil Armstrong. When the 125-year-old Pennsylvania company looked to long-term expansion, it traveled to Alabama.

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How to Nail and Network a $400-Million Project

How to Nail and Network a $400-Million Project

Building the largest investment in Arkansas health care in the last decade, Hoar Construction mobilized its builders with an iPad-based information management system that takes construction to a new level of performance.

Spotlight on Pike, Barbour and Bullock Counties

Spotlight on Pike, Barbour and Bullock Counties

Selling Self Images

Selling Self Images

At age seven, State Traditions’ growth spurt has taken its founders to more than 350 retailers across the country, and Internet sales have taken them around the world.

Building Benchmarks for 50 Years

Building Benchmarks for 50 Years

Two women managers oversee the $280 million Grandview Medical Center project for Brasfield & Gorrie — marking the 50-year-old company’s longstanding initiatives to advance women builders.

Long Awaited Benchmark in Housing

Long Awaited Benchmark in Housing

A big land deal in St. Clair County could mark a tidal shift in single-family home building across the Southeast.

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