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Alabama researchers energize efforts to aid search for COVID-19 therapies

COVID-19

Alabama’s bioscience researchers and organizations have mobilized to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, helping to advance urgent work that could lead to new treatments and vaccines. This includes Birmingham-based TriAltus Bioscience LLC, which developed protein purification technology to support research into a new COVID-19 vaccine...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mercedes resumes production in Alabama with new safety measures

COVID-19

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

COVID-19

 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

COVID-19

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

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

COVID-19

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

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Auburn teams to assemble 100 RE-InVENT emergency ventilators

COVID-19

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

COVID-19

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

COVID-19

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

COVID-19

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey today announced the launch of altogetheralabama.org, 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

Alabama automakers lend a helping hand in COVID-19 battle

COVID-19

Alabama automakers are stepping in to aid their communities in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, including support of crucial testing services and production of protective face shields for healthcare workers. Toyota’s Huntsville engine factory is producing 7,500 protective face shields for local hospitals.

Written by Dawn Azok

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