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Lockheed Martin opens ‘digital’ hypersonics factory in rural Lawrence County

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COURTLAND, Alabama – At a World War II-era Air Force base in rural Lawrence County, defense contractor Lockheed Martin this month opened one of the nation’s smartest factories, where workers will bring to life futuristic technologies to protect the U.S. Lockheed Martin says the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Rural companies make splash at first ‘Made in Alabama’ Showcase

Rural Development

Companies making great products in small corners of the state stepped into the spotlight at the first installment of the Made in Alabama Showcase, an event last week that featured extraordinary homegrown products. Six of the 12 companies honored by Governor Kay Ivey at...

Written by Jerry Underwood

High-impact projects show growth potential of Northwest Alabama region

Rural Development

GUIN, Alabama – Three rural counties in Northwest Alabama are adding new jobs and investments within their diverse industrial bases, and more economic growth is on the horizon for the region. Fayette, Lamar and Marion counties, which make up the Northwest Alabama Economic Development...

Written by Dawn Azok

U.K.-based Ferroglobe eyes restart plan for silicon metal facility in Selma

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SELMA, Alabama -- Ferroglobe PLC, a leading producer of silicon metal, silicon-based alloys and manganese-based specialty alloys, announced today that its subsidiary, Globe Metallurgical Inc. (GMI), is considering plans to restart its silicon metal facility in Selma. GMI said it is working with Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Humminbird’s Alabama growth project will add 77 jobs in Eufaula

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EUFAULA, Alabama — Humminbird, a leading maker of marine electronics products, announced Tuesday that it is creating over 75 jobs at its plant in Barbour County through an expansion project that will help the company meet strong consumer demand for its depth finders. “Humminbird...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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Lockheed Martin apprenticeship program in Courtland preps students for careers

Rural Development

COURTLAND, Alabama -- Perla Chavez and Makayla Chambers took different paths to completing Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program (AMTAP) in Lawrence County. Chavez is a recent high school graduate and “techie” who started taking part in robotics and rocketry competitions in middle...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Wellborn Cabinet launches $15M expansion, creating 200 jobs in Ashland

Rural Development

ASHLAND, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey joined the leaders of Wellborn Cabinet Inc. today to formally announce a $15 million expansion project that will ultimately create over 200 jobs at the company’s plant in rural Clay County. Wellborn, a family-owned maker of kitchen and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Sweet Grown initiative connects Alabama farmers to local groceries

Rural Development

Sweet Grown Alabama has launched a new effort to help the state’s farmers sell more of their produce in local grocery stores. The nonprofit foundation, which promotes Alabama’s farming industry, is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and...

Written by Dawn Azok

Westwater Resources plans first U.S. graphite processing plant in Alabama

Rural Development

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Westwater Resources Inc. announced plans today to build a first-of-its-kind advanced graphite processing plant in Coosa County, putting Alabama at the forefront in the production of an essential material in batteries that power electrical vehicles, electronics and other green energy products...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Ashland’s Williams Fire launches $1 million expansion as growth sparks

Rural Development

ASHLAND, Alabama – When the emergency call comes in, the fire trucks must be well-equipped and always ready to roll. For many communities in Alabama and Georgia, Matt Williams is the guy who helps make sure the fire rigs are prepared for the job.

Written by Jerry Underwood

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