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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.

5 Reasons to Visit Hotel Indigo in Five Points

5 Reasons to Visit Hotel Indigo in Five Points

Hotel Indigo, Birmingham’s latest hospitality jewel, opened in April in the city’s original entertainment district, historic Five Points South.

Mapping the Peanut Motherboard

Mapping the Peanut Motherboard

Mapping the genetic universe of the peanut is a global, five-year quest by the Peanut Genome Consortium — an international team of scientists that included Auburn University’s Charles Chen.

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NEWS AROUND ALABAMA

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Deadline today for governor’s action on Mobile Amtrak service

Gov. Kay Ivey faces a deadline today to commit $5.3 million in state funds to move ahead with restoring Amtrak passenger rail service connecting Mobile with New Orleans. — al.com​

Regions, Power South leave BCA

Two more major Alabama firms — Regions Bank and PowerSouth Energy Cooperative — have dropped out of the Business Council of Alabama, just a day after Alabama Power split from the business lobbying group. The dispute centers on BCA leadership questions. — Montgomery Advertiser

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