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Top News Links: Wednesday, Oct. 31

ThyssenKrupp Materials gets $280,000 welcome from Bibb County

Incentives, tax abatements and $4,000 per new employee hired add up to about $280,000 for ThyssenKrupp Materials as it plans a $13 million plant with 45 employees in rural Bibb County. — Birmingham Business Journal

Perdue selling Dothan facilities to Wayne Farms

Chicken-processor Perdue is selling its Dothan processing plant and hatchery to Georgia-based Wayne Farms; all 850 employees expected to be retained. — Delmarva Now

First Titan well beating projections

First Titan Energy's new well in Conecuh County is producing beyond expectations; owners plan another new well in Louisiana. — Daily Finance

Leighton faces bankruptcy, missing funds

Colbert County's Leighton is nearly out of money, the clerk told the incoming mayor this week; mayor says he plans to investigate what's happened to money the town received when it sold gas shares three years ago. — Times Daily

Ozark plans bonds for wastewater, sewers

Ozark is planning a $5 million bond issue to finance wastewater treatment and sewer system upgrades. — Water Technology

Hospital closing leaves Chilton residents 30 miles from help

Owners of Chilton Medical Center in Clanton announced plans to close the facility, leaving residents worried over the 30-mile drive to the nearest hospital. — Clanton Advertiser

Dayjon plans $2.8 million expansion

Dayjon Inc., based in Bessemer, plans to expand its plant and its business, officials said; company will now make conveyor systems as well as service them, adding 50 employees. — al.com 

H&M Mechanical to dedicate Birmingham HQ

H&M Mechanical Inc. will dedicate its new headquarters Monday, celebrating the $2 million renovation and bringing its headquarters into downtown. — al.com

Toyota celebrates 25 million

Toyota, which produces engines in Huntsville, celebrated production of its 25 millionth vehicle made in North America this week in Kentucky. — Sacramento Bee

Affiniti Golf Partners take role at Huntsville Country Club

Golf management company Affiniti Golf Partners, based in Georgia, has been selected to manage Huntsville Country Club, hoping to expand play and membership at the historic facility. — World Golf

Cosby to head Lyric Theatre fundraising

Birmingham Business Alliance staffer Tom Cosby is leaving BBA to join National Community Development Services Inc., where he will lead fundraising efforts for Birmingham's Lyric Theatre. — al.com

Federal indictment for Huntsville contractor

The owner of Government Technical Services has been indicted on federal charges that he defrauded the government of $7 million over the past several years. — Huntsville Times/al.com

GEO Huntsville next week

Cyber security, disaster preparedness are among topics for GEO Huntsville conference scheduled Nov. 8 & 9. — GEO Huntsville PR

UAB helps businesses build employee health

University of Alabama at Birmingham plans two-day workshop Nov. 14-15 to help businesses learn about scientific and business principles of employee wellness programs. — UAB PR

Keller to lead Regions in Shelby County

Regions veteran Bill Keller has been named city president for the financial institution's Shelby County operations. — Birmingham Business Journal

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