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Wally's Bessemer Alchemy

Wally's Bessemer Alchemy

Wally Evans tempered his arcane Special Shapes Refractory Co. in a recession. Fired by R&D, it flourishes with a growing list of big name customers, whose brands are shaped in glass.

July 2013
Taking Charge on the Waterfront

Taking Charge on the Waterfront

Like many waterfront companies, Page & Jones is an old family business — 121 years old — and the work starts on the docks.

July 2013
Missiles, Drones & Hack Attacks

Missiles, Drones & Hack Attacks

You don’t find many private companies engaged in the kind of enterprise in which Dynetics wraps itself. In spite of relentless buyout initiatives, CEO Marc Bendickson says the company is determined to resist and remain employee-owned.

July 2013
Top Gene Scientists

Top Gene Scientists

Meet four of the state’s leading genetics scientists — university-based biomedical researchers who use genetics as the basis for promising new therapies.

July 2013
Serial Local Bank Builder

Serial Local Bank Builder

Tom Broughton’s track record as an upstart banker goes back to before he was 30. His MO runs through every major city in the state — tap the local talent, make shareholders of the big money folk, get them to bring home the bacon.

July 2013
Dream Fielder

Dream Fielder

There was enough magic for a revival of this outdoor family entertainment classic, but Hollywood has Springville insurance executive Brian Skinner facing a new crisis in the final reel.

July 2013

Juggling Bricks and Apps

Bricks and mortar banking is not exactly dissolving into digital in Alabama. But branch offices are being streamlined, and one of the fastest growing of Alabama banks thinks branches are the “pay phone” of the industry.

July 2013

Refreshment Reformation

A 114-year-old Alabama private company pops the cap on a 21st Century transformation.

July 2013
Million Dollar Shine

Million Dollar Shine

Bank market president, former shoe shiner Russ Ford has some experience graduating into a busted economy — and some advice for the class of the great recession.

June 2013
Movers & Shapers, June 2013

Movers & Shapers, June 2013

Spotlight on Mobile County

June 2013
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