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Bill Gerdes

Bill Gerdes

Spending Alabama’s opioid settlement funds

Alabama must now figure out how to spend $276 million in opioid settlement money

Southern Armature Works: Repairer of all things electrical in your car

A family business, Southern Armature Works is changing locations after 80 years to better serve today's customers.

Jones School of Law adds flexibility to law studies

Faulkner University's Jones Law School reintroduces its non-traditional options for students. Two students enrolled are Kijana Mitchell and Preston Roberts.

Josh Carpenter leading Southern Research through expansion

The skyline of Birmingham’s Southside will undergo dramatic change over the next few years as Southern Research builds its new $65 million Center for...

Electric vehicles on deck at Mercedes

Mercedes-Benz is expanding to support electric vehicle production at its plant in Tuscaloosa.

TrailSport ushers in Honda’s third decade in Alabama

Honda's Alabama plant kicked off production of the 2022 Passport TrailSport late last year, joining the Pilot TrailSport already being produced in Lincoln.

An Alabama prison reboot

Government entities across the country are quarreling about how to spend COVID-19 relief money — called the American Rescue Plan (ARPA) — and some,...

Alabama One emerges back from the brink

Six years ago, Alabama One Credit Union was embroiled in turmoil and legal problems. This year, it was named by Forbes as one of the best in Alabama.

Gadsden Mall thrives while many pine

The Gadsden Mall is thriving while others around the country are struggling.

Rise of the ITM

Jim Kinney is a very busy man these days. “I have two this week,” he said recently. “I’ll do another one tomorrow. We’ve got a...

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