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Inside the Life of a Private Detective in the Digital Age

Alabama’s modern, cyber-armed private detectives can write your history in 15 minutes with more than 50 pages of single-space detail.

Why Not Abbeville?

Alabama’s richest individual has been rebuilding the small town where he was born. “Hopeless and helpless” not long ago, Abbeville is now headquarters to a thriving, home-grown, coast-to-coast business.

Keeping it All Together

This Mobile company mastered fasteners, across industries, across 50 states. They make and deliver what locks it all in place — from bridges and towers to ships and Ferris wheels.

Forest Giant Recapitalized

Georgia-Pacific feeds on Alabama, the nation’s second largest timberland. The big recession was time for big G-P reinvestment throughout the state.

Purveyor of Fine Grain Pine

ABOVE Worldwide customers appreciate good wood and good service — and Lane Merchant works to make sure they get both.   The...

Nuclear Engineer’s $1 Billion Toy

High school students applaud on this January assembly of Mobile’s Alabama School of Math and Science. It is somewhat odd. Typically, technology innovators...

Ezell’s Catfish on the River

Ezell’s became a restaurant in the 1950s, but its history goes back to riverboats and fish fries on the hunting camp lawn.

Retail Giants Entrench in Mobile

Retail rivals Wal-Mart and Amazon are opening massive facilities just one freeway exit apart in Mobile County.

Factory Controllers: Hargrove Engineers + Constructors

Most Royal Street pedestrians are oblivious to the workings underneath the road. But in the subterranean basement of Hargrove Engineers + Constructors is an...

How to Assemble a Destination Eatery

Opening a beach town restaurant on a summer holiday makes a memorable Memorial Day. The crew of Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina will never...

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