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First fully electric U.S. tugboat will be made in Alabama

The first fully electric U.S. tugboat will be built at an Alabama shipyard.Master Boat Builders in Coden will build the tugboat, designed by Crowley...

Briggs & Stratton adds generator production in Auburn

Citing a rising demand for standby generators, caused in part by recent extended power outages, Briggs & Stratton has announced plans to more than...

Homtex poised to lead U.S.-made surgical mask market

HomTex, a textile manufacturer based in Cullman, has received FDA emergency authorization to make Level 1 surgical masks.It makes reusable and disposable masks in...

Fontaine Heavy-Haul introduces new trailer for construction industry

Fontaine Heavy-Haul has introduced a versatile new trailer for the road construction industry. The Fontaine Workhorse 55PVR features a low approach angle ideal for...

SEPCO’s Plastic Division now manufactures valve components

Inspired by a special request from a valve manufacturer, Alabaster-based SEPCO’s P3 Plastics Division, based in Texas, now manufactures valve components.A valve manufacturer recently...

Marmon VP to Retire

Kelly Dier, of Birmingham, has announced his retirement from Marmon Holdings Inc. after 51 years of service to the organization.Dier, who most recently served...

Wallace State’s Mechatronics Program Upgraded

Wallace State Community College’s Mechatronics/Electronics/Robotics program will receive new equipment through an Alabama Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program grant developed by the Alabama Community College...

Commerce Develops New Trade Tool

The Alabama Department of Commerce is introducing a new online tool to help companies maintain and grow their export business, even during challenging times.Working...

Electric Arc Furnace, Now Running at U.S. Steel, Boosts Production

U.S. Steel says its new electric arc furnace is up and running at its Fairfield operations.“The EAF significantly enhances our ability to deliver customer-centric...

SHOWA Group Expansion in Fayette on Target for 2021

SHOWA Group, the only domestic manufacturer of single-use, nitrile PPE gloves in the U.S., recently shared the progress of its announced expansion with Congressman...

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