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Building Back Better

Building Back Better

These five Alabama communities, in various stages of recovery, share a common determination: to build back better than ever.

March 2013
Drilling for Liquid Gold. Water, That Is.

Drilling for Liquid Gold. Water, That Is.

A tornado crisis at Tuscaloosa’s largest hospital led Tuscaloosa-based geo-specialist PELA to do what it’s been doing all around the world, beginning over 50 years ago — drilling deep for water solutions.

March 2013
Standout Projects: Flagship Reconstruction

Standout Projects: Flagship Reconstruction

September 2012
Standout Projects: Top-in-Hemisphere Green Merits

Standout Projects: Top-in-Hemisphere Green Merits

September 2012
Standout Projects: Polishing the Mobile Skyline

Standout Projects: Polishing the Mobile Skyline

September 2012
Martin Marietta's Mad Men Blitz Kiboshed

Martin Marietta's Mad Men Blitz Kiboshed

Martin Marietta’s blitzkrieg bid for Vulcan Materials was as hostile as those things get. The court case that ensued provides a window on the inside dealings and Madison Avenue spins.

August 2012

Magnificent Dreams and Harebrained Schemes

Not every great notion pans out to gold. The ones that do, we too quickly take for granted, forgetting the risks involved in their inception. The great visions that fail are too quickly forgotten, skipping over some memorable folly.

July 2012
Cross Section of an Alabama Mainstay

Cross Section of an Alabama Mainstay

Variety, craftsmanship and straight-up utility characterize Alabama’s largest natural resource-based industry—a welter of enterprises that turns out sycamore church pews, red oak coffins, longleaf pine poles, hand-carved toys and butterflies.

June 2012
Shot in the Dark

Shot in the Dark

An investment in hunting in Alabama seems a sure thing. But sometimes the risk is in the timing. Billy Ainsworth and sons launched a luxury shooters’ resort just as the economy blew up.

April 2012
Aggressive Strategies in Hard Times

Aggressive Strategies in Hard Times

In the worst of times, the best construction companies are aggressively planning for the next month, next year and next decade.

March 2012