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Top News Links: Wednesday, Sept. 28

Roy Moore’s latest day in court is today

Alabama’s chief Supreme Court justice, Roy Moore, will go to trial on Wednesday to learn whether he will keep his seat as the land’s top judge. He hopes, almost certainly, to be thrown out. Moore has picked a political fight that may not make sense to people elsewhere. But in Alabama, his intentions are clear: by carrying his fight against the federal government to the brink of judicial destruction, he is appealing to the rebellious nature of Alabamians and positioning himself to run for governor. – The Guardian

CAE USA moves ahead with Army flight training center

CAE USA, a company specializing in aviation training, plans to begin offering flight training to U.S. Army aviators at a training center opening in Dothan next year as part of the company’s $75 million investment in the state. Tampa-based CAE USA also announced it has taken delivery of the first three Grob G120TP aircraft that will be used in the U.S. Army Fixed-Wing Flight Training program at the Alabama center. The initial cadre of instructor pilots is being hired. – Made In Alabama/ANC

HDT expanding in Huntsville, adding 120 jobs

HDT Global is moving its shelter manufacturing operations to North Alabama, the company announced Tuesday morning. The company announced its shelter manufacturing operations based in Buena Vista, Va., will be moving to an area of Limestone County that is annexed by Huntsville. The expansion will create more than 120 jobs. – WAAY

‘The Oasis’ to begin rising in west Huntsville

A luxury hotel and conference center are expected to anchor a new development west of Huntsville in a space age-looking design in rural north Alabama. Dubbed "The Oasis," the development located on I-565 will be comprised by five buildings featuring 560,000 square feet surrounding a greenspace courtyard that can be utilized as an outdoor theater. – AL.com

UWA holding Homegrown Small Business Conference on Friday

The University of West Alabama’s Small Business Development Center and the Alabama Black Belt Commission Small Business Committee will host its fourth annual Homegrown Small Business Conference on Friday, Sept. 30 from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa. – News release

ADS acquires Sanders Security in Dothan

Tennessee-based ADS Security has acquired customer accounts from Sanders Security of Dothan. The purchase adds approximately 1,600 accounts — 60% residential and 40% commercial – to the ADS customer base. ADS will retain the Sanders Security office, establishing it as the seventh branch location for ADS in Alabama. – SecuritySales.com

MedQuest acquires Suburban Radiology in Mobile

MedQuest Associates, which owns and operates Mobile Open MRI in Mobile, has acquired Suburban Radiology, a well-established diagnostic imaging center offering MRI and CT services in Mobile. Rife Huckabee, MD, founder of Suburban Radiology, will become a professional radiology partner to Mobile Open MRI. – Benzinga

VW files federal suit to fight strategy of ‘micro-unions’

Volkswagen has joined other large companies and and Republican lawmakers in challenging a union strategy of organizing splinter groups of workers, but experts say recent court decisions approving the tactic suggest it is here to stay. The German automaker's U.S. subsidiary earlier this month brought a case in a Washington, D.C.-based federal appeals court seeking to overturn a vote by a group of skilled trade workers at its Tennessee assembly plant to join the UAW. – Automotive News 

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