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Friday, June 23, 2017

Firearms manufacturer to invest $2.9M in Bessemer hub

Steyr Arms will invest $2.9 million to add a manufacturing component to its Bessemer location, a key assembly and distribution hub. The firearms maker’s expansion project will create up to 10 jobs, according to the Birmingham Business Alliance. Steyr plans to relocate the manufacturing of its products for U.S. sales from Austria to the Bessemer facility. – Business Facilities

Cindy-related tornado packs 120 mph winds in Fairfield

Cindy has made landfall, but Alabama isn't through having to deal with the storm, which was downgraded to a tropical depression on Thursday. It was an active afternoon in the Birmingham area. Storm bands from Cindy dropped a tornado just west of downtown in Fairfield. The National Weather Service in Birmingham confirmed on Thursday afternoon that it was a tornado and gave it a preliminary rating of EF-2. Maximum winds were estimated to be 120 mph. – AL.com​

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Global Temperature Check

Global Temperature Check

Atmospheric scientist John Christy says two decades of data don’t back up the mathematical models of global warming theory.

Recipe for All Pro Hospitality

Recipe for All Pro Hospitality

Bob Baumhower — upon opening a rooftop fine dining eatery, in addition to his $31 million family dining enterprise — shares his back story, from Tuscaloosa to Miami, from lineman to host.

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From the Alps to Alabama

From the Alps to Alabama

RUAG Space moved its manufacturing of parts for U.S. Atlas V rockets from Switzerland to Alabama.

The Future of Textiles

The Future of Textiles

Lenzing Fibers’ $293 million investment in its Alabama plant will make it the world’s largest producer of the futuristic fabric Tencel. It’s part of a high-tech resurgence in U.S. textile manufacture.

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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.

Legacy Machine Maker

Legacy Machine Maker

One of the largest employers in Dale County is a manufacturer that sprouted from the area’s rural roots and continues to flourish, cutting trees and clearing land.

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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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