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Boeing investing in future growth at its Alabama operations

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While aerospace giant Boeing grabs headlines with major deals at the Farnborough International Airshow, its Alabama operations are having a far-reaching impact on the company’s global business. Boeing workers in Alabama provide critical support and expertise in weapons systems, space exploration, advanced avionics research and...

Written by Dawn Azok

Educators are Alabama’s ‘secret weapon’ on Farnborough mission

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FARNBOROUGH, England -- Colleges and universities across Alabama have played a key role in building the state’s aerospace industry, and they were back at it this week at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. Representatives from the University of Alabama, the University of Alabama in Huntsville,

Written by Dawn Azok

5 ways Alabama researchers are taking on aerospace challenges

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Universities across Alabama are helping to shape the future of the global aerospace industry. From complex research projects to intensive training for future pilots and engineers, these institutions are making a significant impact on the journey to conquer skies and space. As global aerospace...

Written by Dawn Azok

Carpenter Technology plans Alabama Emerging Technology Center

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FARNBOROUGH, England  – Governor Kay Ivey joined executives of Philadelphia-based Carpenter Technology Corp. at the Farnborough International Airshow today to announce plans for adding an Emerging Technology Center at its campus in Limestone County in northern Alabama. The facility will initially focus on additive...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Check out 4 innovative aerospace products from Alabama

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From space exploration to national defense, Alabama’s aerospace workers are playing key roles in all areas of the global industry, and they’re responsible for innovative, headline-grabbing products. As industry leaders gather at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow near London, it’s time to take a...

Written by Dawn Azok

EDPA’s ‘imerge’ event honors Alabama’s top innovators

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Alabama’s top innovators gathered in Birmingham Thursday to celebrate the region’s thriving entrepreneurial scene and collaborate on ways to make it stronger. The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama’s 2018 “imerge” event awarded $151,000 to winners of an Alabama Launchpad startup pitch competition and honored industry...

Written by Dawn Azok

Auburn University making Alabama ‘go-to place’ for additive technologies

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AUBURN, Alabama -- Additive technologies commonly referred to as 3-D printing are revolutionizing the manufacturing industry, giving engineers and designers new methods to create custom parts in aerospace and other industries. Auburn University is moving toward its goal of being a leader in this game-changing...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Birmingham’s Shipt to create 881 jobs in major expansion

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey joined executives of Shipt, the same-day delivery marketplace, and local officials today to announce that the company plans to grow the state’s technology industry by creating more than 800 new jobs in Birmingham over the next several years.

Written by Jerry Underwood

DC BLOX to open data center in Alabama with significant growth potential

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 BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Atlanta-based DC BLOX today announced plans for a data center in Birmingham that has the potential to grow into a flagship operation with an investment that could total $785 million. DC BLOX, a provider of data center, network and cloud services,

Written by Jerry Underwood

At BIO convention, Alabama biotech firms show off promising research

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BOSTON -- Representatives of 10 Alabama biotech firms are attending the world’s largest industry conference this week, hoping to return home with new investments and partnerships to further their groundbreaking research in the state. More than 16,000 industry leaders from more than 70 countries...

Written by Dawn Azok

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