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Innovation

Appetite for Growth: Alabama food companies expanding operations

Innovation

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’

Innovation

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

Innovation

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

Innovation

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

Alabama Robotics Park Phase 3 center readies for training

Innovation

TANNER, Alabama --- There’s a new state-of-the-art tool in Alabama’s worker training effor. Gov. Robert Bentley and other officials today are cutting the ribbon on Phase 3 of the Robotics Technology Park, an $80 million, 85-acre campus in Limestone County where employees from Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama blacksmiths lend talents to Belgium war memorial

Innovation

A group of Alabama blacksmiths is helping to create a war memorial that will be erected in Ypres, Belgium, later this year. Athens Forge is made up of professional blacksmiths, hobbyists and other people who are interested in the ancient craft. [caption id="attachment_14124" align="alignright"

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama trade team finds opportunities in Spain, Morocco

Innovation

Spain and Morocco put out the welcome mat this week for Alabama business leaders, who visited the countries in an effort to strengthen trade ties. The 16-member state delegation is nearing the end of the trade mission, which kicked off in Spain with business-to-business...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Canadian auto supplier Kobay Enstel plans Alabama factory

Innovation

OXFORD, Alabama -- Canadian automotive supplier Kobay Enstel announced plans today to create at least 75 jobs over three years at a new facility in Calhoun County. The Calhoun County Economic Development Council said Kobay Enstel, which stamps metal parts for auto seats, is...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Huntsville to become ‘Gig City’ with Google Fiber

Innovation

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

Innovation

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

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