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Dothan Warehouse to invest $8 million in new Alabama expansion

DOTHAN, Alabama — Dothan Warehouse plans to invest $8 million to expand its facility in Houston County in the second phase of a growth project, creating 25 jobs and broadening the commercial hub’s capabilities, according to the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce. Phase 2...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Austal opens advanced $100 million steel shipbuilding facility in Mobile

MOBILE, Alabama — Austal USA marked the beginning of a new era at its Mobile shipyard with the Tuesday opening of a state-of-the-art facility for the production of steel ships for the U.S. Navy and other customers. The addition of steel shipbuilding capability complements the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hyundai to add first electric vehicles to Alabama production lineup

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Automaker Hyundai announced plans today to begin building the hybrid version of its Santa Fe sport utility along with the first electrified Genesis GV70 SUV as the Montgomery factory expands its U.S. production to include electric vehicles. To accommodate the growth,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Commerce book drive benefits Montgomery schools’ reading program

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The Alabama Department of Commerce, along with AIDT, conducted a book drive as part of National Reading Month, collecting about 200 books for donation to help advance a reading initiative organized by Montgomery Public Schools. The gift benefited the Montgomery school...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Across rural Alabama, downtowns are making an energetic comeback

Cities in rural Alabama are seeing a rebirth in their downtowns, with a blitz of new business openings, property renovations and multimillion-dollar investments. Pop-up shops, green spaces, art festivals and social media buzz are among the trends that are helping drive the efforts to...

Written by Dawn Azok

$120 million AUBix data center opens in Auburn as high-tech catalyst

AUBURN, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey joined company leaders, local officials and others at a grand opening ceremony today for AUBix, a $120 million data center in Auburn that will give businesses and public entities across Alabama a technological edge and enhanced access to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama researchers focus on peanut genome to improve harvests

Peanuts are an important part of rural Alabama’s economy, and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is doing innovative research aimed at producing healthier harvests. Scientists at the Huntsville facility have partnered with the state’s farmers and agricultural industry leaders on genomic projects involving peanuts.

Written by Dawn Azok

FAA, Army turn to Auburn University additive center for 3-D printing research

AUBURN, Alabama — Auburn University’s additive manufacturing research center is teaming with federal aviation authorities to improve commercial air travel by raising the reliability of 3-D printed metal aircraft components. The researchers at Auburn’s National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence — NCAME, for short...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Koch Foods begins operations at new $60 million Alabama facility

ATTALLA, Alabama — Representatives of Koch Foods joined state and local leaders in Etowah County on Thursday to formally open the company’s state-of-the-art grain storage and distribution facility in Attalla. Koch Foods (pronounced “Cook”) said the new poultry feed-mill will create 32 new jobs...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Tenax plans $1 million in upgrades, new jobs at rural Conecuh plant

EVERGREEN, Alabama — Tenax Corp. plans to invest $1 million on improvements and new production machinery at its manufacturing facility in Evergreen, where it has operated for three decades, according to Conecuh County Economic Development. In addition, Tenax will create eight to 12 additional...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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