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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

Top Crunch of Millions Turns 90

Ninety years old this year, Golden Enterprises is master of the South’s favorite chip — leader in a feast of snack foods producing sales of over $136 million.

October 2013

Refreshment Reformation

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

July 2013
Alabama Crops in the Shipping News

Alabama Crops in the Shipping News

Trade winds prevailing in Alabama’s agriculture — broilers to South America, peanuts to China, pine pulp to Europe — follow global markets through the Port of Mobile.

June 2013
Robots Making Warheads

Robots Making Warheads

It took eight years of planning and a lot of reassurance for Raytheon to convince the Missile Defense Agency it could let robots help build warheads for the nation’s new missile defense system.

November 2012
Vintage Private Stock

Vintage Private Stock

Highlights from the company histories of the oldest of Alabama’s largest privately owned companies.

June 2011
India Denies Boeing Second Aerospace Coup

India Denies Boeing Second Aerospace Coup

Boeing Co. hoped to follow up on its $30 billion Air Force tanker contract win with another aerospace defense coup, an $11 billion contract to supply India with a new fleet of fighter planes.

June 2011
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