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Manufacturing Champions Out of Alabama

Markus Schaefer sits in a conference room at the Mercedes-Benz manufacturing plant in Vance and reflects on two years of amazing success. The...

Hot Socks vs. Cheap Threads

Gina Locklear grew up around socks. As a child in Fort Payne in the 1980s and ’90s, she couldn’t avoid them. Back...

Power Eats

The Capital City Club, in Montgomery, has its own definition of fast food, with an adventurous menu that puts the...

Up from the Ducks—Crimson’s Gold

Eli Gold has been the “voice” of something for more than 40 years, from hockey teams to NASCAR races to his current...

Walter’s Big Push

If “black gold” makes you think of oil, think again. It may be a better moniker for coal. After all, coal...

Seven Real Estate Winners

The Alley, Montgomery Sometimes a big deal can occur in a small space—like a back alley, for example. That...

Shelley Stewart: From Segregation to Connections

At a time when cultural and political forces were aligned to keep people apart in Alabama, Shelley Stewart wanted to start a...

Aggressive Strategies in Hard Times

Few business sectors have been hit as hard as the construction industry by the economic downturn that began in 2008. The Associated General...

Slow Trains & Wide Open Spaces

In Birmingham, a river does not run through it. There is no lake front or bay side or ocean view. No significant...

Human Resources

With the unemployment rate hovering around 9 percent and nearly 14 million Americans unemployed, companies have an abundance of workers to choose...

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