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Alabama opens training center for Airbus, aerospace expansion

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MOBILE, Alabama – Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield said the Alabama Aviation Training Center that officially opened Tuesday at the Mobile Aeroplex – the home of Airbus’ future U.S. passenger jet factory -- represents a cornerstone in efforts to expand the state’s aerospace industry. The $7...

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Alabama trade mission targets opportunities in Peru, Uruguay

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LIMA, Peru – Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is leading an Alabama delegation that includes eight homegrown businesses on a week-long trade and business development mission that seeks to build commercial ties in Peru and Uruguay. The Alabama team made its first stop in Lima,

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Evonik Corp. to open global Innovation Center in Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Evonik Corp. said today it will open a global Innovation Center for research and development of medical devices and technology at the company’s Birmingham facility. The multimillion-dollar project will create up to 25 high-paying jobs, adding to Evonik’s current roster of 100...

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AIDT, partners open Alabama Workforce Training Center in Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – AIDT helped build Alabama’s auto industry workforce, and the top-rated job-training agency has worked to provide Mobile’s shipbuilders with skilled welders. Now, AIDT and several partners are opening a center that will assist construction and manufacturing firms in Alabama’s largest metro...

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UAB virtual reality surgery combines Google Glass, VIPAAR technologies

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A surgical team from the University of Alabama at Birmingham recently performed one of the first surgeries combining a virtual augmented reality technology and Google Glass, the computer with an optical head-mounted display. UAB says combining the VIPAAR (short for Virtual...

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2014 wish list: 7 Alabama-made products you wish you could buy

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Now that the 2013 gift-giving season is in the bag, it's time to think big for the 2014 holiday season. Made in Alabama last week shared its holiday gift guide, which featured several great products made right here in the state,

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Made In Alabama Holiday Gift Guide

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The creative and inventive men and women of Alabama design and assemble all sorts of things that get sent as near as surrounding states and as far as Germany and Japan. But while we’ve heard plenty about the state’s planes, trains, and automobiles (literally),

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Boeing technology research center to create 300-400 jobs in Huntsville

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -– Following an announcement from Boeing Co. that it will bring one of five research centers to Huntsville, Ala., as part of a restructuring of its Boeing Research & Technology organization, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and north Alabama leaders commended the decision.

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International Space Station, made in Alabama, marks 15 years

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The International Space Station, partially designed and assembled in Alabama, celebrates its 15-year anniversary this month. On Dec. 4, 1998, Node 1 -- known as “Unity” -- was launched into space aboard the shuttle Endeavour and two days later connected with...

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Alabama officials talk to Boeing on work related to 777X assembly in Huntsville

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and other officials today met with Boeing Co. representatives to discuss the possibility of the aerospace company placing work related to the assembly of the 777X passenger jet in Huntsville, where Boeing already has a major presence.

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