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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...

Best Companies to Work for in Alabama 2017

The Best Companies Group offers Alabama businesses a chance to evaluate how well they measure up as great employers — both in the eyes of their employees and in comparison to other companies across the state.

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What will we see in 2019? Business Alabama takes a comprehensive look at what will make headlines in the coming year.

Mining Hardship for Prosperity

The Appalachian Regional Commission, Southern Research and a team of college interns assist small businesses in four counties hit by a coal mining slump.

Building Innovator Ready to Power Up

Global building materials innovator James Hardie scouted the South before choosing Prattville for its 10th U.S. plant — a $220 million, 200-job investment that’s the largest new industry in Prattville in 50 years.

Alabama’s Crown Jewel Opens at the Gulf

Designed with respect to Mother Nature, the Lodge at Gulf State Park is built to be environmentally friendly, energy positive and strong in the face of wind and waves.

Sky’s the Limit Now for Aerojet Rocketdyne

Turner Construction Co. recently topped out Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Huntsville, a project that broke ground in October 2017 and is set...