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Peaches for sale during the Chilton County Peach Festival. Photo courtesy of Alabama Tourism Department/Meg McKinney

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Career Notes, August 2014

Career Notes, August 2014

Who's moving up?

Branding Relationships

Branding Relationships

Alabama's brand masters turn company names into front porch neighbors.

Directing Rapid Gun Growth

Directing Rapid Gun Growth

The CEO of Remington Outdoor details the sales growth that led to the company’s Alabama expansion — a 24 percent increase in manufacturing capacity.

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New Star in Alabama Aerospace Cluster

New Star in Alabama Aerospace Cluster

The high-tech alloys of Carpenter Technology have traveled with the Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh and Neil Armstrong. When the 125-year-old Pennsylvania company looked to long-term expansion, it traveled to Alabama.

Now You See It

Now You See It

A brain surgeon and a CFO launch a startup that brings virtual reality to the operating room and service technicians to any corner of the world.

Vape ’em if you Got ’em

Vape ’em if you Got ’em

Explosive e-cigarette growth puts tinkerers, entrepreneurs in position to make Big Tobacco the next Kodak.

Your Company on the Line

Your Company on the Line

Sometimes a business dispute becomes a case of all or nothing. Bet-the-company cases require battlefield strategies and a full-forward attack mode.

Putting the Cloud Within Reach

Putting the Cloud Within Reach

Adtran positions itself for the expansion of cloud-based systems, including a game changing wireless technology that puts cloud solutions within reach of small companies.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Lawmakers worry about Shariah law

In what some call an effort to demonize the Islamic faith, Alabama this fall will become the newest state where voters will deliberately ban their courts from considering foreign, international or religious law. – Governing

Prison solo-bidding pondered

The bidding process for Alabama's $224 million inmate health care contract may have been biased towards the sole vendor that bid for it, a letter sent to prison officials alleges. Wexford Health Sources executive Edward McNeil wrote the letter to Alabama's top prison health care official Ruth Naglich in August 2012 to explain why Wexford did not compete for the work. – AL.com

Accountability act unconstitutional?

Superintendents of 30 of Alabama's 136 school systems have joined in a lawsuit claiming the Alabama Accountability Act is unconstitutional. – AL.com

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