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Top News Links: Thursday, Sept. 13

New plant, new jobs for Pike Road

TK Electric LLC will open up a new $3 million facility in Pike Road by 2014, bringing 27 new jobs to the area. — Montgomery Advertiser

Shares rising for Vulcan and Martin Marietta

Shares of Vulcan Materials and Martin Marietta Materials are rising 6 percent and 3 percent respectively as hostile bid less likely. — StreetInsider.com

Reports show slight drop in poverty

A new report from the U.S. Census shows the poverty rate in Alabama has gone down some over the last year and the median income has gone up. — Local 15 News

Regions names leadership team

Birmingham-based Regions Financial Corp announced the leadership team for its new wealth management unit, a step in the plan designed to bring together its banking, trust, asset management and insurance businesses under one umbrella. — Chicago Tribune

Maintenance plans in the works for paper company

International Paper Co., the world's largest paper company, has scheduled major maintenance activities at four of its U.S. mills, including its Pine Hill facility. Work is slated to begin in October. — Mobile Press-Register

Airbus flies at Berlin Air Show

Airbus officials promote the company and its innovations at this week's ILA Berlin Air Show. — Mobile Press-Register

Bama band takes home trophy

Alabama Shakes took home the new/emerging artist award at Wednesday night's Americana Honors & Awards. — CBS News

Alabama communities get top marks

Sylacauga and Mobile were both included in the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America's Promise Alliance. — The Daily Home, Mobile Press-Register

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