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Manufacture Alabama honors Canfield with ‘Friend of Industry’ award

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Manufacture Alabama, a trade association representing manufacturers across the state, honored Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield with its first “Friend of the Industry” award on Tuesday. Manufacture Alabama created the award to recognize public officials, community leaders, and industry representatives for...

Written by Jerry Underwood

FGP Holding, maker of Frios pops, plans $20 million expansion in Mobile

MOBILE, Alabama – Mobile-based FGP Holding, which owns Frios Gourmet Pops and FGP Manufacturing LLC, announced plans today for a rapid expansion and production ramp-up along with a move into the former Crown Products facility at 3107 Halls Mill Road in Alabama's "Port City." The project features...

Written by Jerry Underwood

$231 million A-USA Corridor will upgrade Alabama rail network

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey today announced the creation of the A-USA Corridor, a proposed $231.6 million program of rail projects to upgrade economic development infrastructure in central and southern Alabama. The first phase of the A-USA Corridor initiative involves a $71.6 million initiative to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Humminbird kicks off construction on expansion project at Alabama facility

EUFAULA, Alabama — Humminbird, a leading maker of marine electronics products, officially launched construction work on a multimillion-dollar expansion project at its Eufaula facility to allow the company to meet strong consumer demand for its technologies. The expansion project will increase the production and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Priester’s Pecans, landmark Alabama brand, plans to harvest future growth

FORT DEPOSIT, Alabama – For more than 85 years, Priester’s Pecans has helped families across Alabama and beyond celebrate the holidays, and the Lowndes County company continues to write new chapters in its storied history. The pecan processor and handmade candy operation is in...

Written by Dawn Azok

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Fill your holiday table with bounty from rural Alabama

From juicy turkeys to decadent desserts, Alabama’s rural counties can help fill your holiday table with a tasty spread. Small farms, major food manufacturers and longtime family businesses contribute to the bounty, while also being key drivers of jobs, investment and economic growth in...

Written by Dawn Azok

Ferroglobe unit sets plan to restart silicon metal facility in Selma

SELMA, Alabama -- Alabama officials announced today Globe Metallurgical Inc. (GMI),  a subsidiary of Ferroglobe PLC, a leading producer of silicon metal and specialty alloys, is moving forward with a plan to restart an idled silicon metal facility in Selma. The Dallas County facility...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Bet on rural tech jobs pays off with new Alabama HQ for Provalus

BREWTON, Alabama – Provalus, an information technology services firm that seeks to tap talent in underserved communities, has opened a 55,000-square-foot headquarters in Brewton, a small city located in rural South Alabama. Governor Kay Ivey joined company leaders and local officials at a ceremony...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Startups in unique Techstars accelerator to share future of energy at Demo Day

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Nine entrepreneurs participating in a specialized energy-focused accelerator in Birmingham will outline the vision behind their business plans at a live Demo Day event on Tuesday. The founders of these promising startups traveled from seven states and Canada to participate in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

2021 Made in Alabama Holiday Gift Guide features down-home innovations

Buying local has taken on a new urgency this holiday season, and Alabama’s artisans, manufacturers and other homegrown businesses offer plenty of options to help check off your shopping list. Whether your loved one is a fashionista, budding gardener, avid sportsman or someone with...

Written by Dawn Azok

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