Birmingham startup raises $7 million; Hartselle manufacturer is closing; Orange Beach signs Foley Beach Express over to state; Birmingham votes to remove parking space minimums; Saban Center partners with Westervelt Company

Acclinate has raised $7 million in Series A funding.

Birmingham startup raises $7 million

Acclinate, a startup based in Birmingham, has raised $7 million in Series A funding. The company is a health care tech company working to grow inclusivity in health care research. – Bham Now

Hartselle manufacturer is closing

Hartselle manufacturer Linamar Structures USA will close, affecting more than 150 employees in August. Linamar Structures produces parts for Honda, BMW, John Deere and GM, among others. ­– News 19

Orange Beach signs Foley Beach Express over to state

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The city of Orange Beach has signed over the Foley Beach Express to the state of Alabama. The $5 toll to cross the bridge will be eliminated on May 23 at noon. – News 5

Birmingham votes to remove parking space minimums

The city of Birmingham passed a parking reform this week making it the first major city in the Deep South to remove parking space minimums citywide. That means businesses are no longer locked into having to provide a fixed number of parking spaces.  – Birmingham Times

Saban Center partners with Westervelt Company

Tuscaloosa’s Saban Center, a STEM and arts campus, has signed a partnership with The Westervelt Company. The partnership is aimed at fostering cutting-edge initiatives in environmental education, research and outreach. – The Saban Center

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