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Why Haven’t Prices for Wooden Pallets Fallen, with the Slump in Wood Prices?

Across the U.S., the hardwood lumber market has been in an unseasonable slump. So why have prices for wooden pallets, a mainstay of the distribution industry, not gone down as well?

A Month’s Worth of Defense Contracts in Alabama — More than $852 Million Worth

Defense contracts awarded from May 17 to June 17 to Alabama companies and to non-Alabama companies for work to be performed in Alabama.

Alabama Aviation Rides High in Paris

Government officials at the Paris Air Show this week brought home news of new and expanding aviation and aerospace suppliers, while north Alabama’s Boeing and south Alabama’s Airbus notched up aircraft sales.

Auburn’s Expansive Additive Manufacturing Centers

Auburn University has rapidly established itself as a national leader in additive manufacturing, with more than 70 public-private partnerships and expansion into sectors beyond manufacturing.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Fires Up Rocket Propulsion Facility in Huntsville

Aerojet Rocketdyne officials cut the ribbon on an Advanced Manufacturing Facility at the company's Defense Headquarters building in Huntsville.

Inside the Battle to Build Warships

Following 10 years of building one of the most sophisticated ships in the Navy fleet, the Littoral Combat Ship, Austal contends for an even bigger prize — the new Navy frigate.

Manufacturer of the Year Award Winners Named

ZF Chassis Systems, Milo’s Tea Co. and OnPoint Manufacturing have captured 2019 Manufacturer of the Year awards presented by Alabama Technology Network and the...

Auto Supplier Firms Share Honors

The Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association has named two Alabama companies as encore winners of the 2019 Supplier of the Year awards and a third...

Alabama’s Safest Manufacturers Award Winners

Three Alabama companies were recognized for the inaugural Alabama Safest Manufacturers Awards presented by Business Alabama magazine at the Business Council of Alabama’s Manufacturer...

Textile Producers Say “No” to Mexican Tariff

The U.S. textile industry's leading trade association says President Trump is shooting American textile companies in the foot if it goes ahead with a proposed tariff on Mexico.

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