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Rural broadband to be expanded in Fayette County

Alabama Power has teamed with Tombigbee Communications, a subsidiary of Tombigbee Electric Cooperative, to expand rural broadband and high-speed fiber internet in Fayette County....

UA Professor urges caution, not panic, in wake of pipeline shutdown

Even as a handful of Alabama gas stations run out of gas in the wake of a cyber attack on the Colonial Pipeline, University...

SPOC Automation launches new company

SPOC Automation, of Trussville, has launched a new company, SPOC Grid Inverter Technologies Inc., and named Andrew Williams its managing director.SPOC has deployed 70,000...

Georgia-Pacific’s Brewton mill wins energy award

Georgia-Pacific’s containerboard mill at Brewton has earned kudos from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for voluntarily cutting energy consumption.The 2020 Energy Star Challenge Achieve...

Atlas Welding Supply Becomes Partner in Meritus Gas Partners

Atlas Welding Supply Co. Inc. has partnered with Gas Innovations and AEA Investors to form Meritus Gas Partners, a packaged gas distribution platform.Founded in...

U.S. Steel Opens Electric Arc Furnace in Fairfield

Long-time Birmingham industrial icon U.S. Steel Corp. officially opened its first-ever electric arc furnace in Fairfield today, bringing advanced technology to “the Valley.” The...

The Hiller Companies Acquires A&D Fire Sprinklers Inc.

The Hiller Companies has purchased California-based A&D Fire Sprinklers Inc. The acquisition closed on November 1.The Hiller Companies, headquartered in Mobile, provides fire detection...

Arizona Company Expands Into Alabama

AIMS Companies, a national industrial, municipal and utility services company, has expanded into Alabama with two offices, one in Birmingham and the other in...

Toyota Invests in Solar Energy

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama is installing 3.3-acres of solar arrays — the largest solar array built to date in Madison County. The $2.7 million...

Southern Company Profits Down 31% in Q2

Southern Co., parent of Alabama Power and other utilities — hit by the pandemic and its effect on the industries it serves — reported...

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