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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...

Sale of a Deal for Alabama’s Largest Solar Energy Farm

A deal for the largest solar construction project in Alabama has been sold this week to a Danish alternative energy company, Orsted Energy A/S. As...

Aker Lands Cable Contract for Huge Gulf Oil Fields

Aker Solutions, in Mobile, has landed a contract to manufacture the undersea communications cables and distribution equipment for an offshore oil and gas service...

Even Giants Somewhat Vulnerable

The virus crisis is casting shadows even on industry giants like Southern Co., parent to Alabama Power Co. Fitch Ratings, on April 2, gave a...

Ovante’s Corrosion Solution Passes Power Hurdle

A quiet little company based in Auburn, Ovante LLC, recently passed a major test that puts it in position to sell its patented anti-corrosion...

Viral Oil Prices and a Trump, Putin Phone Call

In November 2018, Alabama's premiere oil and gas exploration company, Energen Corp., sold to Texas-based Diamondback Energy, just in time to escape the collapse...

Warrior Met Coal Announces New Underground Facility

Brookwood-based Warrior Met Coal has announced a five-year plan to develop a $500 million underground coal mining facility near its current mines in northern...

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