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Top News Links: Monday, Jan. 12

Polaris Industries coming to Huntsville

Polaris Industries Inc. has announced plan to build a production facility in Huntsville to provide additional capacity and flexibility as the company continues to experience rapid growth. Located southwest of Huntsville City Center, the 600,000 square-foot facility will focus on off-road vehicle production. Polaris will break ground in the first quarter of 2015 with completion slated for early in the second quarter of 2016. – Ammoland.com

‘Manufacturing renaissance’ overstated?

The United States may have added only about one new manufacturing job in the last few years for every five that were lost during the financial crisis and the recession that followed, suggesting the county’s “manufacturing renaissance” may be overstated. That’s according to a new report from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a non-partisan and nonprofit think tank based in Washington, D.C. The report was released early this morning. – The Guardian

Bio lab, BlueWave ending partnership

A cardiac-biomarker laboratory under federal investigation cut ties with its sales-and-marketing contractor, ending a joint enterprise that has collected hundreds of millions of dollars from Medicare. The lab, Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc., and the sales contractor, Alabama-based BlueWave Healthcare Consultants Inc., are the focus of a Justice Department civil probe into whether they paid kickbacks to doctors to induce them to prescribe HDL’s advanced blood tests. – WSJ

Grimes named RealtySouth CEO

Richard Grimes has been named RealtySouth's new CEO. Former president and CEO Ty Dodge has assumed the role of chairman emeritus of the Alabama-based full-service real estate company. BizJournals

Opinion: Beware latest charter school push

Alabama legislators are planning a reinvigorated push for charter schools in this year’s session. The last attempt, three years ago, was little more than an attack on public education. Charter schools are big business, and those who profit from them have been pouring contributions into the campaign coffers of Alabama politicians since a failed 2012 effort to pass a charter school bill. – Decatur Daily

USNS Trenton christened at Austal

Austal christened USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) Saturday at its Mobile, AL, shipyard. USNS Trenton is the fifth of ten Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) that Austal is building for the U.S. Navy as part of an overall 10-ship block-buy contract worth over $1.6 billion. – Marine Log

Credit union leagues ripe to combine?

With some predicting it's only a matter of time before the next state league consolidation is announced, CEOs are focusing on emerging collaboration projects and launching new products and services this year. “Out of all the league consolidations, there hasn't been a non-contiguous state league merger, but eventually that is going to happen,” Patrick LaPine, president/CEO of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions and Affiliates in Tallahassee, Fla., said. – CU Times

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