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Top News Links: Friday, Dec. 4

HealthSouth to move corporate office to Liberty Park

HealthSouth Corporation announced Thursday it will relocate its corporate office from its current location in the Grandview Plaza on U.S. Highway 280 in Birmingham to a new, larger headquarters at Liberty Park in the City of Birmingham. The move will be effective in spring of 2018. – CNN Money

Equifax opens global IT talent center at Auburn

Equifax, a global leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions, today announced the opening of a new information technology talent center with Auburn University to help address the company's growing global information technology needs. – PRNewswire

Pennsylvania firm acquires Summit Tech in Athens

Fast-growing Athens company Summit Technology has been acquired by Pennsylvania consulting firm Emtec. This is the third company Emtec has purchased with experience in Oracle Cloud Applications. The company says the Summit Technology purchase enhances its capabilities in cloud computing. – WAAY

Wallace State to offer Transport Trailer Tech certificate

Wallace State’s Diesel Technology program is adding a Transport Trailer Technology short-term certificate to its course offerings. The Transport Trailer Technology certificate can be completed by enrolling in five classes in one semester and is set to begin with the Spring 2016 semester. It will become the third short certificate offering in the program, joining the Preventive Maintenance and Diesel Engine Specialist options. – News release

Truck stop federal lawsuit moving to state court

Pilot Flying J is no longer fighting civil suits in federal court, but the company still faces a possible civil suit at the state level in Alabama and an ongoing criminal investigation. According to WBIR 10 News, U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar in Alabama agreed to dismiss the final federal civil lawsuit against Pilot Flying J in late October. The suit was filed by Mobile-based Wright Transportation, which requested the dismissal. Instead, the trucking company is expected to sue Pilot Flying J in state court. – CS News

Construction to start in April on new SA center

The Salvation Army of Birmingham will build a two-block, 115,000-square-foot project in north Birmingham to house offices and shelters. The project - called the Center of Hope - will go on the Lewis Elementary site near 21st Street North and 25th Court North. Construction is scheduled to begin in April. – AL.com

Rural Sourcing Inc. opens Mobile office

Rural Sourcing Inc. (RSI), a leading domestic IT sourcing company focused on cost-effective onshore software development and support, on Thursday announced the opening of its new Software Development Center in Mobile. Mayor Sandy Stimpson and other community leaders participated at the event. – News release

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