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Huntsville to become ‘Gig City’ with Google Fiber

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Huntsville leaders announced plans today for a new fiber network that will bring ultra-fast Internet service to residents and businesses in Alabama’s Rocket City. Mayor Tommy Battle and Huntsville Utilities CEO Jay Stowe were joined by the director of expansion for Google Fiber, Jill...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama Workforce System brand unifies job services

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The Alabama Workforce Council has presented a new set of recommendations to Governor Robert Bentley, including the creation and implementation of a new unified and universal brand for the Alabama Workforce System. The idea goes beyond just a logo, said Ed Castile, deputy secretary...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Honda shows off Alabama-made Ridgeline in Detroit

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DETROIT – The next Alabama-made vehicle made its debut today at the North American International Auto Show – the all-new 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup, which is joining the production lineup at the automaker’s Lincoln assembly plant. Appearing in dealer showrooms in the spring, the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

NASA’s Alabama hub moves closer to 3-D printed rocket engine

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- A team at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama test fired a demonstrator engine made mostly with 3-D printed parts, moving them a step closer to building a high-performance rocket engine using additive manufacturing. Over the past three years, Marshall...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Made In Alabama’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

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You already know that all kinds of great products are made in workshops, factories, studios and kitchens across Alabama. Even better, many of them make perfect gifts for the special ones on your holiday shopping list. Our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide highlights the creativity...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Equifax opens Global IT Talent Center at Auburn University

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Atlanta-based Equifax, the giant credit reporting agency and information technology company, today announced the opening of a Global IT Talent Center at Auburn University to boost its pipeline of information technology professionals. The multimillion-dollar investment in the Auburn talent center will create between 40...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Commerce, allies target Alabama auto sector growth

Innovation

Alabama’s auto sector is charging forward, with record-setting production and new expansion activity that’s adding more muscle to the state’s prominent position in a global industry. [caption id="attachment_10113" align="alignright" width="240"] Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield[/caption] Just this week, a new analysis showed that Honda’s Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Startup Sun Charge Systems eyes solar solution for mobile world

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CLEVELAND, Alabama – In the workshops at Hornsby Steel, hulking machines bend and curve steel plates, pipes and rods to the exacting specifications of architects and builders. And it's the Blount County firm’s manufacturing know-how that's at the heart of a new venture that...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Game-changing GE Aviation technology comes to life in Alabama (video)

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For GE Aviation, two futuristic manufacturing technologies that will change the design and performance of jet engines are taking off in Alabama. This week, the Ohio-based company announced a $200 million plan to build a pair of plants in Huntsville that will produce silicon...

Written by Jerry Underwood

UAH building $2 million wind tunnel

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The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) will soon be home to a new $2 million wind tunnel system championed by the university’s eminent scholar in propulsion, Phillip Ligrani. Ligrani’s TranSonic/SuperSonic/WindTunnel, or TS/SS/WT, is under construction in the Air Breathing Test Cell at UAH’s...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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