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Alabama’s Latest Big Ride

Alabama’s Latest Big Ride

CEO Scott Wine explains why Polaris Industries — the world’s leading powersports vehicle manufacturer — became Alabama’s biggest economic development news of 2015.

June 2015
Chicken a la Cubana

Chicken a la Cubana

The Alabama poultry industry will be among the biggest winners in a thaw in U.S. relations with Cuba. Already, up to 10 ships a year carrying 4,000 tons of frozen poultry ship from Mobile to Havana. Lift the tourism lid and it really gets cooking.

June 2015
Craft Beer Rolls Over the State Line

Craft Beer Rolls Over the State Line

After a six-year boom, Alabama’s craft beer industry has room to grow, with 20 to 30 percent of market share still up for grabs. And the trucks are rolling across the borders.

May 2015
Flashback: Mississippi Breaks Past Alabama into Automaking

Flashback: Mississippi Breaks Past Alabama into Automaking

February 2015
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
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