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Custom Engineering Solutions for Manufacturers

Custom Engineering Solutions for Manufacturers

Designing custom solutions for advanced manufacturers is the business of Fitz-Thors Engineering. Making tools for robots is one of their specialties.

November 2014
The Nuts and Bolts of High Flying

The Nuts and Bolts of High Flying

Making Alabama one of the strongest aerospace centers in the U.S. is a cluster of more than 300 aero supplier companies specializing in everything from nuts and bolts to the WiFi on your next commercial flight.

October 2014
New Star in Alabama Aerospace Cluster

New Star in Alabama Aerospace Cluster

The high-tech alloys of Carpenter Technology have traveled with the Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh and Neil Armstrong. When the 125-year-old Pennsylvania company looked to long-term expansion, it traveled to Alabama.

August 2014
Directing Rapid Gun Growth

Directing Rapid Gun Growth

The CEO of Remington Outdoor details the sales growth that led to the company’s Alabama expansion — a 24 percent increase in manufacturing capacity.

August 2014
The Weld That Came in from the Cold

The Weld That Came in from the Cold

Birmingham’s Applied Ultrasonics uses Soviet-born Cold War technology to strengthen everything from oil rigs to submarines.

July 2014
Front Line in a Trade War with China – Leeds, Alabama

Front Line in a Trade War with China – Leeds, Alabama

An 80-worker manufacturer in Leeds is the last bastion in a U.S. industry’s trade war with China. Relentless determination, not ballistic missiles, will determine the victor. Milton Magnus, mild-mannered maker of coat hangers, has plenty of determination.

July 2014
Taking Chicken Carbon Neutral

Taking Chicken Carbon Neutral

A longstanding north Alabama businessman, Davis Lee, cranks up a new business that could also be the alternative fuel solution for the state’s largest agricultural crop.

July 2014
Giant Roars to Full Blast

Giant Roars to Full Blast

After hibernating the recession, Alabama’s sleeping giant — a $4 billion industrial recruit trumpeted in 2007 — has slowly roared to life.

April 2014
Building for Building Planes

Building for Building Planes

Birmingham’s Hoar Program Management is overseeing the construction of the first U.S. assembly plant for European commercial air giant Airbus. Even as the first steel rises, it’s all about building airplanes.

March 2014
Alabama's Gateway to World Commerce

Alabama's Gateway to World Commerce

Crucial expansions at Alabama’s state port in Mobile have laid the foundation for existing and future industry growth in the state.

October 2013
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