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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

Innovation

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...

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

Innovation

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...

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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...

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Alabama Innovation Fund awards $4.5 million for promising research

Innovation

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The Alabama Innovation Fund has awarded nearly $4.5 million to advance research being conducted at universities and other institutions, providing key support for programs that could generate new ventures and create jobs across the state. This year, the Alabama Innovation Fund...

Written by Jerry Underwood

REHAU opens Alabama technical center to serve automotive industry

Innovation

CULLMAN, Alabama – European auto parts maker REHAU formally opened its first North American technical center at the company's manufacturing facility in Cullman, creating a U.S. site to handle research and development functions that had been conducted primarily in Germany. REHAU said the ultra-modern technical...

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Alabama Launchpad funds 4 startups, honors innovation (update)

Innovation

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — With Alabama Innovation Week starting Monday, Alabama Launchpad kicked off the celebration a little early with the finale of its latest round of competition. On Thursday, Alabama Launchpad awarded $240,000 to four start-up companies participating in its state-wide entrepreneur competition. The...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Sidewalk Film Festival shines national spotlight on Alabama

Innovation

One of the coolest film festivals in the world takes place right here in Alabama. The Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, starting Friday and running through the weekend, earned this distinction last year from MovieMaker magazine, and this is not the first time the festival...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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