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Friday, August 26, 2016

BAE Systems Shipyard may lay off half of its workforce

Officials with BAE Systems Shipyard in Mobile announced Thursday they could be laying off as many as 200 employees within the upcoming months. The shipbuilding repair company currently has more than 400 employees on staff. They recently notified more than half of their staff of major layoffs this October and November as a result of reduced shipbuilding and repair work at the shipyard. – WPMI

Plastipak Packaging to expand in Birmingham

Plastipak Packaging Inc. will add two manufacturing lines to its Birmingham area facility, a $10.4 million expansion that will create at least five new jobs. The new lines will be added to its location at the Jefferson County Metropolitan Park in McCalla, where it manufactures bottles for the beverage industry. – News release

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Hook-Setting Determination

Hook-Setting Determination

Horatio Alger boy meets legendary fisherman, becomes nation’s largest manufacturer of soft bait fishing lures.

How to Do Food Franchises

How to Do Food Franchises

A former Grand Hotel chef leads a team of investors prospecting margins of 9 to 12 percent in gourmet pizzas and burgers.

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Building Back Solid

Building Back Solid

As the nation begins to build again, Vulcan Materials reclaims a solid footing, with its hold on the world’s most valuable aggregates franchise.

Crackdown Still Hard on Business

Crackdown Still Hard on Business

Five years on, Alabama’s tough illegal immigration law, HB 56, has been greatly weakened by the courts but remains a drag on many of Alabama’s biggest industries.

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Spotlight on Jefferson County

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