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Four trends lifting Alabama aerospace industry to new altitudes

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One day last month, a barge floated along the Tennessee River toward NASA’s Alabama hub, the Marshall Space Flight Center. On board was a key piece of hardware for the agency’s Space Launch System, its new deep space exploration rocket. The hardware – fabricated...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation kicks off work on unique materials factories in Alabama

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – GE Aviation executives joined Governor Robert Bentley today to formal launch a $200 million project to build two factories in Alabama that are critical to the company’s plans to produce revolutionary ultra-lightweight parts for jet engines. Leading state and local officials...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Report: Key indicators show Alabama bioscience industry expanding

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Alabama’s bioscience industry is robust, and key indicators show the sector is growing to support new, high-paying jobs, according to a report from TEConomy Partners LLC and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, or BIO. The “Value of Bioscience Innovation in Growing Jobs and Improving Quality...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Innovation Depot boosts biotech pipeline, entrepreneurial ecosystem

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Birmingham’s Innovation Depot has played a key role in growing Alabama’s biotech industry, with standout facilities, strong ties to world-class researchers and an extensive network of contacts that help new firms make their mark in the field. The business incubator is home to a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Commerce joins Alabama team at major biotech convention

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A key recruitment official from the Alabama Department of Commerce is joining a delegation of state bioscience leaders at the BIO International Convention, the biotech sector’s largest annual conference, attracting more than 15,000 high-level industry figures from around the globe. BIO 2016 begins today...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Innovation Fund grant speeds rollout of AIMTech treadmill

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The Alabama Innovation Fund helped speed the development of a revolutionary treadmill designed to allow people with neurological or physical disorders to exercise in a safe manner. The device, called the ResistX, is the first product from the Alliance for Innovative Medical Technology (AIMTech),

Written by Jerry Underwood

Appetite for Growth: Alabama food companies expanding operations

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Companies across Alabama are investing millions of dollars in new and expanded specialty food processing operations that tap into growing national trends. From pickled okra and salsa in Pike County to dehydrated fruits and vegetables in Foley, the projects were part of a record...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Trailer gives intense look at Alabama-filmed ‘USS Indianapolis’

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Moviegoers are getting their first look at a World War II epic filmed in Alabama. The first official trailer for “USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage,” starring Nicolas Cage, has been released. The film, shot at Mobile's USS Alabama Battleship Park and in Orange Beach,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama plant stars in Mercedes Brand Experience

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Alabama isn’t just the center of manufacturing for Mercedes-Benz in the U.S., it’s also become the destination for thousands of the company’s employees on a mission to learn more about the brand. The Mercedes-Benz Brand Immersion Experience kicked off in September 2014, and since...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama mom’s special needs shopping cart makes splash

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Drew Ann Long, the Alabama mom who created a shopping cart for children with special needs that has captured the attention of Target, Walmart and other major retailers, has no plans to slow down. Long and her invention, Caroline’s Cart, have been in the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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