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Navy’s $5.5 Billion for 10 Frigates 56% Under Mark?

April 30 brought bitterly disappointing news to shipbuilder Austal USA, with the Navy's announcement that a competing shipyard in Wisconsin won the bid to...

Benchmark Developments at the Port

Steel is rising at one edge of the Port of Mobile, while it’s coming down in just as orderly a manner at another edge. On...

Junk Yard Silver Lining

It's hard to find a silver lining in the shredded international supply chain, but here's one. Argus Media, the U.K. company that tracks commodity markets,...

Alabama Food Banks Stretch to Serve Growing Demand

Alabama food banks have seen an overwhelming need for emergency food going to Alabamians since the mid-March layoffs began along with business shutdowns. "We've never...

Specialty Products Maker Vectorply Bought for $155 Million

Phenix City-based Vectorply is in the process of closing on an agreement to be bought for $155 million by Neenah Inc., a specialty materials...

Manufacturing in Alabama and the Current Environment

This is part of a continuing series of commentaries by Alabama business and community leaders about the coronavirus crisis.

Port Gains Major Poultry Export Capacity

MTC Logistics’ $61 million frozen food facility at the state port quadruples capacity for poultry exports and highlights Mobile’s assets as a distribution hub.

Big Manufacturers Host Women in Manufacturing

Three of Alabama's largest manufacturers next week kick off a series of workshops in Huntsville aimed at engaging more women to pursue careers in...

Three Major Expansions in Auburn

Auburn saw three manufacturers this week announce major expansions totaling $52.8 million. Borbet Group Alabama is investing $23.9 million and creating 25 new jobs over...

Multi-Billion Investment in Alabama, Mittal Tells Trump

Lakshmi Mittal, chairman of one of the world's largest steel companies, ArcelorMittal, says his company is preparing to make a multi-billion-dollar investment at its...

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