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Full Throttle Innovation

Full Throttle Innovation

Royce Kershaw’s inventions revolutionized the way railroad tracks are maintained. His son continues the family tradition of full-throttle innovation at Montgomery’s Knox Kershaw Inc.

November 2013
Vital Lines Off the Beaten Track

Vital Lines Off the Beaten Track

Genesee & Wyoming’s $1.4 billion acquisition of RailAmerica’s 45 U.S. short line railroads boosted its presence in Alabama by adding the 350-mile Alabama Gulf Coast Railway. Another G&W line, the Meridian & Bigbee, cuts through the Black Belt.

October 2013
Stratolaunch Wants to Leapfrog the Launch Pad

Stratolaunch Wants to Leapfrog the Launch Pad

A 20-worker team at Huntsville-based Stratolaunch Systems — financed by Microsoft pioneer Paul Allen — aims to launch spacecraft with a giant airplane.

October 2013
Where Rockets are Born

Where Rockets are Born

Satellites that control everything from national security surveillance to your smartphone GPS are launched on a rocket built in Decatur, at United Launch Alliance

October 2013
A Space & Missile Giant’s 51st Year in Alabama

A Space & Missile Giant’s 51st Year in Alabama

Boeing bases two of its biggest corporate enterprises in Alabama. Jim Chilton has headed each of them.

October 2013

Bentley’s Big Road Show

Five “big rock” projects lead the list in a $1.4 billion road building program Gov. Robert Bentley has proclaimed biggest in Alabama history.

October 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
Lofty Ambitions, Widespread Impacts

Lofty Ambitions, Widespread Impacts

The big picture of the Airbus coup begins to emerge, with the European aircraft giant committed to Alabama as home base for both commercial and military ambitions.

June 2013
Big League Workforce Demands

Big League Workforce Demands

Alabama is in a headlong sprint to keep job skills in pace with auto production demands.

February 2013
Careers that Take Off

Careers that Take Off

The Alabama Aviation Center, along with some of Alabama’s largest public universities, are filling the gap for aviation mechanics and aeronautical engineers—jobs that are not only prolific in Alabama, but also in neighboring states.

October 2012
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