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Rising Alabama exports put 2022 on course for record year

Alabama exports are bouncing back from global trade frictions and disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which combined to interrupt years of momentum that lifted overseas shipments of Alabama-made goods. While full-year results are not yet available for 2022, trade data show that Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Trade missions uncover export opportunities for Alabama companies

For Alabama-based manufacturer Sealing Equipment Products Co., or SEPCO, selling its mechanical seals, gasketing materials, compression packing and other high-performance products in markets around the world has become a core element of its business. Today, SEPCO ships products to customers in approximately 40 different...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Motor vehicles power growth for Alabama’s export machine

Alabama-built vehicles are blazing a trail in the global economy, ranking as the state’s top export product and serving as a brand ambassador that landed in 73 foreign countries in 2021. More than $7.7 billion in Alabama vehicle exports were recorded in 2021, topping...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Resicum plans aviation training facility at Selma’s Craig Field

SELMA, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Resicum International LLC, which provides flight training and maintenance support to government, commercial and general aviation customers, plans to open an aviation training academy at Craig Field in Selma that will prepare the next generation...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Innovation Fund supports growth of ‘cancer companion’ app developer

A promising Birmingham startup that aims to help cancer patients and their families along the difficult treatment journey is recalibrating its growth plans after receiving financial support from the Alabama Innovation Fund. Fighting Cancer Network Inc., which is developing a “cancer companion” app to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Fabrication company announces growth plans in North Alabama

ATHENS, Alabama — Morgan Metals Inc., an Athens metal manufacturing company, plans to expand its North Alabama operations in 2023, according to an announcement by the Limestone County Economic Development Association. Morgan Metals President Patrick Townsend says the growth plans will allow the company...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Pack Health to expand Birmingham operation with 200 new positions

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Leading patient-engagement company Pack Health, a Quest Diagnostics company, today announced plans to add at least 200 new full-time employee positions through an expansion at its Birmingham facility that will create a significant economic impact in the region. As a result...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Peak North America USA creating 175 jobs with new Alabama facility

MOBILE, Alabama — Peak North America USA plans to invest $24 million to open a facility in Mobile County’s Irvington community that will provide equipment and services to the wood products industry. The project will create 175 jobs over the next four years, according...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gulf Distributing to expand activities with growth project in Mobile

MOBILE, Alabama — Gulf Distributing, one of the oldest beverage distributors in the Southeast, announced plans today to relocate its operations from Moffett Road to Downtown Mobile as part of a project that will create 25 jobs and solidify its future in the city.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Holiday Gift Guide 2022: Memorable gifts from rural Alabama

Rural Alabama is home to many skilled and creative artisans, whose work shines brightly during the holiday season. From intricate woodwork to inventive fragrance blends, their products are popular gifts for Christmas and other occasions throughout the year. “There’s an intriguing mix of natural...

Written by Dawn Azok

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