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Shoals Shift

Shoals Shift

In contrast to a local history trodden by industry giants, Shoals leaders are focused on cultivating homegrown enterprises built for digital speed.

December 2017
U.S. Jobs Insourced Down Home

U.S. Jobs Insourced Down Home

It seemed too good to be true — 300 high tech jobs looking for a small town. Because the city took good care of itself, Brewton turned out ideal after this Atlanta IT’s search for a rural homeplace.

December 2017
Sought-after Software Enterprises

Sought-after Software Enterprises

Summit Technology typifies the thoughtful cash-out, part of an ongoing M&A surge.

November 2017
Rust Buster with Big Potential

Rust Buster with Big Potential

A patent for an anti-rust coating issued in March to Auburn’s Jon Brasher promises to become a breakthrough technology for many industries, especially big utilities. The biggest risk to success: resistance in direct proportion to client company size.

November 2017
Inventive Startups Already Rolling

Inventive Startups Already Rolling

Check out this portfolio of new Alabama companies off and running with winning innovations and investor funding.

November 2017
Innovations Critical and Complex

Innovations Critical and Complex

Meet Alabama’s members of the National Academy of Inventors.

November 2017
Boosting High Tech Critical Mass

Boosting High Tech Critical Mass

Innovate Birmingham is a citywide initiative to boost technology enterprise as the core of the city’s urban resurgence.

November 2017
Risk Management for Mars

Risk Management for Mars

Dee Vancleave’s team makes sure the Space Launch System can go where no one has gone before.

October 2017
Manufacturing System Controls

Manufacturing System Controls

Prism Systems has been an Alabama pioneer in systems automation and control software. Its customers range from oil and gas, telecommunications and food and beverage to chemical, pulp and paper and energy.

September 2017
Factory Controllers: Hargrove Engineers + Constructors

Factory Controllers: Hargrove Engineers + Constructors

“Our people must be educated not just in computers and engineering but in the customer’s plant... Engineering school doesn’t teach you how to swing from a rope to land on an oil rig." — Matt Burton

September 2017
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