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Black Belt Green

Teaming with former first lady Marsha Folsom, this Seattle couple, who made bamboo a mainstay in home flooring in the U.S., are forging another bamboo coup — in Alabama’s Black Belt.

Builders Forecast a Welcome Calm

A tour of Alabama’s larger general contractors’ websites reveals construction activity at locations throughout the state, the Southeast and across the United States....

Big League Projects

Winning the contract for a headline project with major economic development impact is less a matter of the lowest bid than offering the  biggest...

RSA’s Big Deals for the Home Place

In December 2014, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Retirement Systems of Alabama in Denson v. Bronner, a lawsuit...

The Workforce of Tomorrow

Going to a four-year university used to be an option for Benton Tice, a 17-year-old junior at Sylacauga High School. Instead, Tice has...

Some Shindig

The house is packed at the 700-seat Shoals Community Theater in Florence, and Alabama Shakes is rockin’ the place with its distinctive blues-and-soul-based...

Bama Santa

In a conundrum over what gifts to give this holiday season? Stressed over pleasing that impossible-to-shop-for someone or those who seem to have it...

The Creativity of Worker Ownership

Perhaps more so than any company in Alabama, innovation goes way back at American Cast Iron Pipe Co. To be sure, ...

Cast Iron Creativity

Call it apropos that Birmingham-based American Cast Iron Pipe Co. unveiled its latest product innovation — the American Earthquake Joint System — at a...

Cary Norton – Workers’ Paradise

Professional photographer Cary Norton earns his living by taking captivating pictures of what he sees through a camera lens, whether it is people, places...

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