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Top News Links: Tuesday, Oct. 22

Carpenter Technology to add second plant near Athens

After winning a major new contract to provide super alloys to UTC Technologies, Carpenter Technology has announced plans to build a superalloy powder plant across the street from the $518 million manufacturing plant now under construction near Athens. — Market Watch

Celebrating architecture

A new Alabama Center for Architecture has opened in Birmingham to celebrate not only architecture but also related disciplines of urban design, landscape architecture, interior design, industrial design and graphic design. — AIA Birmingham PR

Regions profits short of expectations

Birmingham-based Regions Bank showed a 20-cent-per-share profit in third quarter earnings, but fell a penny shy of last year's mark due to a drop in demand for mortgages. — Bloomberg

Cherokee officials ask for environmental impact statement

Cherokee County Commissioners have passed a resolution requiring Pioneer Green Energy to submit an environmental impact statement for its proposed wind farm on Shinbone Ridge. — Cherokee County Herald

Training, pay and equipment in $18 million upgrade at Hornady Transportation

Monroeville's Hornady Transportation has invested some $18 million in new equipment, a training facility and pay upgrades for drivers as part of a makeover and expansion, company officials says. — Mobile Press-Register

Medicaid decision costing state $29 million

A study by George Washington University says that Alabama would get an additional $29 million for health care from the federal government if it expanded Medicaid; Gov. Bentley has opted against the expansion. — Birmingham Business Journal

All aboard

It might cost $2 billion, but a passenger rail line connecting Birmingham and Montgomery would benefit economic development in the region, a new study reports; other data is still being analyzed. — Birmingham News

Groundbreaking today for expanded Chilton County airport

City, county and state officials were slated to break ground at 11 a.m. today for a $2.6 million expansion at the Chilton County Airport in Clanton; officials hope the expansion will boost the area's economic development potential. — Birmingham Business Alliance PR

Terracon picked for Airbus construction team

Terracon, with an office in Mobile, has been selected to perform construction material testing and inspections for Airbus' new assembly line hangar, logistics building and service building now under construction at Brookley Aeroplex.  — Hoar PR

"Eggs" without chickens

Hampton Creek food company is boosting a new egg-substitute, Beyond Eggs, that is made from plant products; Hampton Creek is led by Josh Tetrick, who was raised in Birmingham. — Farming UK

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