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Four Worth Studying

Starting your business requires your great idea and a little help from your friends. That’s the best advice from owners of four young companies....

Business Alabama Photographer Lands National Prize

Photographer Matthew Coughlin, a frequent contributor to Business Alabama, has earned a coveted national prize from Communication Arts. His photo of Matt...

Building for Building Planes

The massive hangar now under construction at Mobile’s Brookley Aeroplex – like the mythical phoenix – is rising from ashes of dreams. ...

The Greater Auto Sector

They make car seats, car doors, braking systems, headlights, gaskets and more.  If it’s a component of a modern...

Auf Wiedersehen, ThyssenKrupp Moi, Moien, Konnichiwa, Newcomers

Just six years after beginning work on two high-tech steel mills at the Mobile-Washington county line, German industrial giant ThyssenKrupp has sold...

Boeing Moves into Redstone Gateway

Boeing also made news at the close of 2013 by being the first to move into Redstone Gateway, the massive new multi-use...

Headlines Review of 2013

JANUARY 2013 Philly Fed predicts economic gains Transocean agrees to $1.4 billion payout BP agrees to $4 billion criminal...

Watch What You Say about Your Own Business

Greg Aziz, chairman of Canadian rail car maker National Steel Car, was indicted by a Colbert County grand jury on securities...

Watch What You Say about Your Competitors

The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld a $7.5 million verdict in a slander lawsuit between the owners of two competing car dealerships. ...

EADS Retreats from U.S. Military

If EADS hadn’t set its sights on a share of the massive U.S. defense budget, officials with the European Aeronautics Defence &...

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Flashback: Peak Oil

Figure it was an early Christmas present for folks who still fret over America’s energy security. On November 28, 2018, the U.S. Department of the...

Movers & Shakers in Coffee, Dale & Geneva Counties

Mike Baergen Baergen is general manager of the Ozark Assembly Operations for Bell Flight, working to increase production while maintaining safety and quality standards. Baergen,...

City Trees Are These Artisans’ Niche

Leigh and Cliff Spencer’s Alabama Sawyer makes its niche in the recycled timber of Alabama’s “urban forest.”

Alabama Builders Advance New Technologies

Technology is now making a difference on the ground in Alabama construction — whereas, the data once just flowed to HQ.

Transforming Old Wood into New Business

Peerless wide-plank floors and panels made from reclaimed wood is the specialty of Birmingham-based Riverbottom Pine.