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Top News Links: Thursday, Aug. 13

Bentley renews call for new taxes

For the second time this year, lawmakers left the capital Tuesday without having a General Fund budget and without having passed any of the major tax increases proposed by Gov. Robert Bentley. And for the third time, Bentley said that in the next legislative session, there must be new taxes. – Decatur Daily

Inzi Controls faces stiff OSHA fines

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued repeat citations Aug. 11 to Inzi Controls of Alabama Inc. for continuing to expose workers to amputation hazards. In turn, the Elba-based Hyundai parts supplier faces proposed penalties of $45,500, stemming from an investigation initiated April 22 as part of the agency's National Emphasis Program on Amputations. – AL.com

Alabama companies abound on Inc. 5000

Dozens of Alabama companies are in the spotlight this week after being featured in Inc. Magazine's 34th-annual Inc. 5000 ranking. Huntsville led the state with 18 Inc. 5000 companies, followed closely behind by Birmingham, which has 15. The list is ranked according to percentage revenue growth comparing 2011 to 2014. – AL.com

GM&C acquires Infinity Architecture

Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood Inc. has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Montgomery-based Infinity Architecture, a leader in the design of athletic and academic facilities. Drawing from Infinity Architecture’s expertise, the firm will launch GMC Sports – a specialty market within the Architecture Division that is dedicated to athletic facility and sports-related design. – News release

Missile exercises make exhibition fun

The Space & Missile Defense Symposium is a grand annual Huntsville exhibition for those who work in and support the defense industry. Even for the laymen among us who don't speak Acronym, there are enough big-boy toys, or least exhibits from those who manufacture them, to make it fascinating. – AL.com

Austal delivers latest LCS to Navy

Austal USA delivered Tuesday to the U.S. Navy the future USS Jackson, its first littoral combat ship as prime contractor on a 10-ship, $3.5 billion block-buy contract. To date, LCS 6 is the third littoral combat ship built at the Australian shipbuilder's Mobile shipyard, with the USS Independence and USS Coronado already in service. – AL.com

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