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June 2018

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Top News Links: Friday, June 29

Top News Links: Thursday, June 28

Flashback: Manufacturing Crown Beaten Down

Flashback: Manufacturing Crown Beaten Down

Russell Corp. was once a crown jewel of Alabama manufacturing.

Top News Links: Wednesday, June 27

Career Notes, June 2018

Career Notes, June 2018

Who's moving up?

Making Textiles Roll Again

Making Textiles Roll Again

With relentless process control and a Made-in-America agreement with Walmart, Renfro Corp. is rolling back the NAFTA/CAFTA textile recession that rocked Alabama.

Top News Links: Tuesday, June 26

Top News Links: Monday, June 25

Movers & Shapers, June 2018

Movers & Shapers, June 2018

Spotlight on Marengo, Hale, Sumter & Greene Counties

Top News Links: Friday, June 22

Blog: Transformative Ideas and Innovations Are Key to Moving the Economy

Blog: Transformative Ideas and Innovations Are Key to Moving the Economy

Alabama is surpassing much of the country in economic development and has the capacity to continue rising as a national leader.

Keeping it All Together

Keeping it All Together

This Mobile company mastered fasteners, across industries, across 50 states. They make and deliver what locks it all in place — from bridges and towers to ships and Ferris wheels.

Top News Links: Thursday, June 21

Top News Links: Wednesday, June 20

At the Intersection of Trains, Trucks, Planes and Ships

At the Intersection of Trains, Trucks, Planes and Ships

Exchange between modes of transportation is critical to transportation productivity. Three key intermodal facilities keep goods moving into, out of and over Alabama.

Chef Missy Mercer

Chef Missy Mercer

Explore two of Alabama’s best restaurants, you find a chef/owner who was the only female on the hot line at Spago, a master baker and a mother of twins with a degree in finance from Auburn.

Top News Links: Monday, June 18

Shaw Industries Finishing $184 Million Alabama Upgrade

Shaw Industries Finishing $184 Million Alabama Upgrade

Shaw Industries Group’s flooring plant in Andalusia, which makes fiber used in carpet, has been in the midst of a yearlong upgrade worth $184 million.

Top News Links: Friday, June 15

Auburn a Magnet for International Precision

Auburn a Magnet for International Precision

Germany’s Berghoff Group chose Auburn for its U.S. precision manufacturing plant because it had the skilled workforce that could hone parts taking 130 hours to perfect.

Top News Links: Thursday, June 14

Forest Giant Recapitalized

Forest Giant Recapitalized

Georgia-Pacific feeds on Alabama, the nation’s second largest timberland. The big recession was time for big G-P reinvestment throughout the state.

Top News Links: Wednesday, June 13

Peco Foods Plans $40M Mississippi Plant

Peco Foods Plans $40M Mississippi Plant

Tuscaloosa-based chicken processor Peco Foods announced plans in May to open a new $40 million plant in northeast Mississippi to make, store and distribute frozen chicken products.

Top News Links: Tuesday, June 12

Company Kudos, June 2018

Company Kudos, June 2018

A month of achievements in Alabama business

Top News Links: Monday, June 11

Coconut Purveyor Marx Brothers Goes Solar

Coconut Purveyor Marx Brothers Goes Solar

Marx Brothers Inc., a Birmingham company that imports and distributes coconut products, recently installed a rooftop solar system that can generate 35 percent of the company’s annual energy requirements.

Alabama Insider Trades, June 2018

Stock transactions by insiders of Alabama's public companies

Top News Links: Thursday, June 7

Top News Links: Wednesday, June 6

Homegrown Precision Manufacturing

Homegrown Precision Manufacturing

Precision manufacturing is a rapidly emerging industry in Alabama. But, for Huntsville’s Brown Precision, it’s been emerging for over 30 years. And the company is now strategically expanding to the state’s southern aerospace corridor.

Port Angles for Auto Traffic

Port Angles for Auto Traffic

After downturns in coal, Alabama’s port bids for autos — landing a $60 million facility planned by two Latin American partners.

5 Reasons to Visit Hotel Indigo in Five Points

5 Reasons to Visit Hotel Indigo in Five Points

Hotel Indigo, Birmingham’s latest hospitality jewel, opened in April in the city’s original entertainment district, historic Five Points South.

Top News Links: Tuesday, June 5

Mapping the Peanut Motherboard

Mapping the Peanut Motherboard

Mapping the genetic universe of the peanut is a global, five-year quest by the Peanut Genome Consortium — an international team of scientists that included Auburn University’s Charles Chen.

Top News Links: Monday, June 4

Tennis Ball Fetching Robot on Kickstarter

Tennis Ball Fetching Robot on Kickstarter

By early May, Tennibot had already gathered 78 backers pledging $54,752 — more than the original $35,000 goal.