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Alabama connections run strong in NASA picks for moon lander systems

NASA today selected three U.S. companies to design and develop a human landing system for its return mission to the Moon – and the program stands to have a strong Alabama connection. “With these contract awards, America is moving forward with the final step needed to land astronauts on the Moon by 2024, including the incredible moment when we...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gov. Ivey: New investment across Alabama topped $7 billion in 2019

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that economic development activity across Alabama last year generated $7.1 billion in pledged capital investment and 13,454 job commitments, providing a potential spark for economic revival once the shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic ease. Governor Ivey...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mercedes resumes production in Alabama with new safety measures

VANCE, Alabama – Mercedes-Benz is beginning to gradually ramp up production at its Alabama manufacturing plant after adopting robust safety measures to protect workers amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI), as its Alabama operation is known, said operations began Monday with one...

Written by Jerry Underwood

After shift to face masks, Cullman’s HomTex makes long-term PPE plans

 CULLMAN, Alabama – In less than a month, HomTex Inc., a manufacturer of bed linens and other items, has shifted its focus from traditional products to making cotton face masks for businesses and individuals coping with the threat of coronavirus. Today, the family owned...

Written by Jerry Underwood

For Calagaz Printing, it’s 153,000 protective face shields and counting

MOBILE, Alabama – A South Alabama printing company is helping frontline healthcare workers at home and across the U.S. fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Mobile-based Calagaz Printing Inc. had produced about 153,000 protective face shields as of Wednesday, the result of collaborating with local hospitals...

Written by Dawn Azok

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Birmingham firm provides high-tech helping hand to companies in COVID-19 crisis

During the COVID-19 outbreak, many companies are wrestling with the challenges of travel bans and social distancing practices, but one Birmingham firm is offering a way to keep business operations going through mobile augmented reality technology. Help Lightning’s high-tech solution allows technicians to remotely...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auburn teams to assemble 100 RE-InVENT emergency ventilators

AUBURN, Alabama – Auburn University says more than 100 of its innovative emergency ventilators – converted from CPAP machines – have been assembled and may soon join the fight against COVID-19. Auburn’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering said today that it has teamed with...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hyundai to provide COVID-19 testing resources in Montgomery region

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama today announced its support to increase COVID-19 testing in Montgomery and surrounding counties through a collaborative effort with Mayor Steven Reed. Hyundai’s Alabama operation (HMMA) is coordinating an in-kind donation of 10,000 COVID-19 RT-PCR tests developed by...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama companies pivot to produce supplies for health care workers

Alabama industries large and small are coming together to support health care workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Boeing in Huntsville and Mercedes-Benz in Tuscaloosa County are among the state’s biggest employers that are deploying resources to produce face masks and face shields for hospitals...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gov. Ivey launches state’s guide to COVID-19 relief efforts

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey today announced the launch of, an online resource that will serve as a hub of information for the state’s response to the coronavirus crisis. The site becomes the state’s official guide to COVID-19 relief efforts, to help...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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