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Top News Links: Friday, Oct. 14

Hyundai Tour coming to Montgomery with free stuff Oct. 19

Hyundai Car owners in Montgomery will have the opportunity to participate in the Hyundai Before Service Experience Tour on Oct. 19 at the company's assembly plant there for the second year in a row. At this tour stop, participants will have the opportunity to get their vehicle inspected for free regardless of make or age. Hyundai started the Before Service Tour in 2015 to bring attention to the importance of car care and preventative maintenance. – PRNewsWire

Tractor company continues to till Cuba opportunities

Saul Berenthal, co-founder of Cleber — an Alabama company that has submitted a proposal to the Cuban government to manufacture light tractors and construction equipment in Cuba’s Mariel Special Economic Development Zone — said the company recently received a U.S. license that would allow it to sell a wide range of U.S.-made construction and agricultural components and parts to the Cuban government. – Miami Herald

HudsonAlpha works on more sustainable wheat option

Scientists at Huntsville's HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology are exploring the uses of a certain wheatgrass which is becoming an increasingly popular alternative source for breadmaking and brewing beer. "This intermediate wheatgrass its called, or perennial wheatgrass is very different than the annual grain of wheat that we plant," says HudsonAlpha faculty investigator and co-director of the Institute's Genome Sequencing Center Jeremy Schmutz. – WAAY

Nonprofit expands in Huntsville with $2.5M renovation

A nonprofit that helps disabled individuals obtain employment and vocational services has expanded in Huntsville. Phoenix, which moved to its current home in the mid-1980s, recently completed a total redesign of its aging Johnson Road building with help from Joe Still Building Company and M2 Architects. – AL.com

Mobile company says Houston firm raiding its workforce

A company that provides inspection, monitoring and testing services for a Chevron refinery along the Gulf coast is accusing a rival firm of raiding its workforce. Houston-based Core Laboratories and its affiliated company, Saybolt LP, say rival AmSpec LLC is trying to steal away key employees in order to take over lucrative projects with Chevron, according to a newly filed federal lawsuit. – AP/NWITimes

Verizon moving 175 jobs out of Huntsville

Verizon Communications Inc. is moving 175 jobs out of Huntsville to Maryland as part of a larger call center consolidation plan. The Associated Press reports the company's Huntsville plans are part of a plan that includes closing call centers in five states. – WAAY

Milo Yiannopoulos speaks at UA after all

The University of Alabama tried to saddle the school’s College Republicans chapter with a massive security payment in connection to bringing a controversial conservative speaker to campus. Thankfully, in the face of negative media coverage and criticism from its own student newspaper, the university backed down. – The College Fix

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