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Top News Links: Wednesday, Nov. 20

Pilgrim's Pride closing Boaz chicken plant

Pilgrim's Pride, the largest employer in Boaz, announced Tuesday it is closing its 1,000-worker plant in January; workers may be offered jobs in Guntersville or Russellville. — Huntsville Times; Fox 54

Alabama, California work to lure Boeing 777x manufacturing site

After workers at Boeing's 777 plant in Washington State rejected a long-term contract, the company indicated it may look elsewhere — Alabama, California or South Carolina — for a new manufacturing site; Alabama and California officials are already showing the benefits they could provide. — Alabama Department of Commerce PR/Long Beach Press Telegram

No clear winners in Boeing-labor dispute. — Time.com

Jefferson County bonds sell

New bonds issued by Jefferson County to finance an end to its bankruptcy all found buyers yesterday. — Businessweek

ThyssenKrupp delays financial report for plant sale talks

German industrial giant ThyssenKrupp has delayed release of its annual financial reports until early December, citing pending negotiations for sale of its steel-rolling mill at Calvert; ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metals are reportedly bidding as a team for the mill. — Wall Street Journal

Split in future for ThyssenKrupp?

Market watchers say a break up at ThyssenKrupp, once deemed unlikely, now looks like an option as the industrial giant continues to lose money on steel operations in the Americas. — Bloomberg

Hyundai to market hydrogen-powered vehicle

Korean automaker Hyundai, with its U.S. manufacturing site at Montgomery, is expected to unveil a new hydrogen-powered version of its Tucson SUV at the Los Angeles Auto Show today, the Associated Press reports. — Montgomery Advertiser

Sealcoat equipment maker Neal Manufacturing to become BlastCrete division

Neal Manufacturing, which has made sealcoating equipment at its Georgia plant since 1978, has become a division of BlastCrete and moved its operations and key employees 50 miles west to BlastCrete's Anniston site. — Neal/BlastCrete PR

Ozark offers $2.2 million in incentives to bring new Love's gas station

The first off-interstate Love's Travel Center in Alabama is planned for Ozark, after city officials approved a $2.2 million incentive package; mayor says competition will help other gas stations in city. — Dothan Eagle

Awards announced for emergency shelter programs

Gov. Bentley has allotted $1.8 million in federal funds for emergency housing assistance to 13 agencies covering most of the state. — ADECA PR

Korean auto supplier plans West Point, Ga., plant

Kopla, a Korean supplier for KIA, announced plans for a 150-employee plant in West Point, near the Alabama border, to make engineering plastics resin. — Columbus (Ga.) Ledger Enquirer

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