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Top News Links: Monday, October 30

Briggs & Stratton To Move Production From Japan To Alabama, Georgia plants

Briggs & Stratton Corporation announced today that it will move production of its V-Twin Vanguard™ engines from a joint venture partnership in Japan to its existing manufacturing facilities in Statesboro, Georgia and Auburn, Alabama. The increased production in North America will create approximately 50 new jobs at each of the facilities. — Market Insider

Railroad sues over millions of rail ties it calls defective

In a federal lawsuit, Norfolk Southern Railway blames an Alabama company of failing to use proper protective coating on more than 4.7 million railroad ties. — Washington Post

Royal Technologies kicks off $14 million, 25-job expansion in Cullman

Royal Technologies Corp. has announced a $14 million expansion of its Cullman manufacturing operation, a project that will create 25 jobs. The company produces polymer products, primarily plastic and foam, for the automotive, furniture and consumer goods industries. The 176,000-square-foot expansion will allow for the addition of plastic injection molding lines. — Made in Alabama

Alabama’s list of people who allegedly violated voting laws is rife with errors

Roughly half of the 674 reports of people switching parties between the primary and runoff were the result of a clerical error. — Think Progress

University of Alabama posts record-breaking fundraising year

Thanks to the generosity of more than 58,000 donors, The University of Alabama set a new record for gifts and pledges received during a single fiscal year, raising more than $120 million in the 2016-17 fiscal year. — UA News Center

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