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Top News Links: Tuesday, Jan. 26

Camber Corp. wins $900M military contract

The U.S. Army has awarded Camber Corporation the Joint Enterprise-Contracted Logistics and Services Support contract, in support of the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense. This contract is an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract with a ceiling value of $900 million. – PRNewsWire

Brasfield & Gorrie wins stadium renovation

The City of Jacksonville has given the go ahead for an Alabama-based company to begin construction on a nearly $3.9 million renovation project meant enhance the club section experience at EverBank Field. Brasfield & Gorrie LLC is heading up the project valued at $3,875,955. – FirstCoastNews.com

Sustainable fashion event to feature Alabama Chanin

The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts at the University of Georgia and the Athens Fashion Collective will present a weekend of sustainable fashion events Jan. 28-30 featuring Natalie Chanin, founder and designer of Alabama Chanin, and Georgia Sewn, a one-day expo of the regional fashion design industry. – News release

AAR Aerostructures & Interiors shutters part of operation

AAR Aerostructures & Interiors is shuttering its precision metals parts manufacturing operation in Huntsville. A company spokeswoman confirmed the closure in an email, saying the company is "restructuring to focus on our aviation and expeditionary services businesses." – AL.com

Birmingham’s o2ideas opens Chicago office

Birmingham ad agency o2ideas is opening a new office in Chicago committed to digital technology solutions. o2 Chicago’s concentration is delivering a suite of digital products and services to its client base across the country and around the globe. – News release

Bessemer picked for Local Foods, Local Places

Six federal agencies picked 27 communities Monday to participate in Local Foods, Local Places, a federal initiative that helps communities increase economic opportunities for local farmers and related businesses. Bessemer will receive assistance to start a farmers market in its downtown, convert vacant lots into community gardens and build an urban farm and garden project. – News release

Auto parts supplier to lay off 50 people

Fras-Le North America will lay off 50 people at its Prattville plant in February, according to public records. The layoffs will start Feb. 21, according to the Alabama Department of Commerce. Fras-Le North America is among the world's largest friction materials manufacturers. Its Prattville plant on Echlin Boulevard produces disc brake pads. – AL.com

Walter Energy bankruptcy sale delayed again

The on-again, off-again Walter Energy bankruptcy sale is off again. The Birmingham-based coal producer late Friday filed papers with the Unites States Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Alabama, Southern Division, postponing its auction for Central Appalachian and Southern Appalachian assets a fifth time. – Platts.com

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