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Top News Links: Tuesday, June 20

Germany company bringing 50 jobs to Auburn

Germany-based Winkelmann Group, a high-tech manufacturer serving the aerospace industry and other industrial sectors, is creating an Alabama-based subsidiary that plans to invest $12 million to establish a metal forming operation in Auburn, creating approximately 50 jobs over the next five years. The Alabama operation will be called Winkelmann Flowform Technology LP, it was announced at the Paris Air Show. – WPMI

Waitr to launch food delivery in Birmingham this week

Louisiana food delivery startup Waitr will launch in Birmingham this week offering food delivery for a $5 flat fee. Waitr also plans to hire 200 people to drive before the end of 2017. Initial Birmingham restaurants available on the service include Hattie B's Hot Chicken, Wasabi Juan's, the Southern Kitchen and Bar, Mugshots Grill & Bar and Surin West. Waitr said dozens of restaurants are on the service in Birmingham. – AL.com

Honda plant welcomes company’s global CEO

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama welcomed a distinguished guest to the state today - the company's global president, Takahiro Hachigo. Hachigo, 58, assumed the company president and CEO duties in June 2015. He began with Honda in 1982, serving as an engineer with the company's R&D company and helped lead development of the 1999 Odyssey minivan and the 2001 CRV-1. – AL.com

Airbus helping to build aerospace futures in Alabama

Global aerospace giant Airbus is doing more than designing and manufacturing planes in Alabama. The France-based company also is helping to shape education and workforce trends in its corner of the state and beyond, particularly the prospects and pipeline for aerospace engineers. – Made In Alabama

Jasper resident killed in mine accident

One person is dead after a mining accident on a Monday afternoon at Oak Grove Mine in Adger. Jasper resident Marius Y. Shepherd was fatally injured around 6:30 p.m., according to a news release from Seneca Coal Recourses. The incident is being investigated by the Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration and the Alabama Department of Labor. – WBRC

State honors Owa for creating 620 jobs this year

It's not even open, but the ever growing OWA entertainment complex being built in Foley has already been named at the state's leading new employer by the Alabama Dept. of Commerce. The agency's 2016 industry report reveal OWA has created 620 new jobs this year alone, and is the second largest investment in the state at $361 million. – WPMI

O’Neal Industries hires new vice president

Birmingham's O'Neal Industries has hired Troy Lugo as its new vice president and corporate controller. Lugo will be responsible for all of the company's financial reporting, accounting, treasury and banking. He'll also be a support resource for O'Neal's affiliated companies on technical accounting and financial reporting issues. – AL.com

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