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Extruflex Opens Third Manufacturing Facility

Extruflex, a maker of flexible vinyl products like the heavy clear strips that keep the weather outdoors in an open doorway, opened its third manufacturing facility Monday in Birmingham.

Airbus Breaks Ground on New Assembly Line in Mobile

When the new Airbus A220 line gears up, Mobile will be the fourth largest producer of commercial aircraft in the world.

Mercedes Rolls New GLE, Breaks Battery Ground

Top executives of Mercedes-Benz visited Tuscaloosa in October to witness new milestones.

Alabama’s Booming Manufacturing Sector: Key Points to Know About the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act

Manufacturing in Alabama is booming. Stats tell the story. On August 10, 2018, a publication in Global Trade ranked Alabama as a national leader...

Plugging the Hypersonic Missile Gap — The First $1.4 Billion

Advances in hypersonic missiles by Russia and China have put the U.S. behind in airborne weapons. Recent Lockheed Martin contracts — including key work in Huntsville — appear to be aimed at getting the U.S. back into the game.

Keeping it All Together

This Mobile company mastered fasteners, across industries, across 50 states. They make and deliver what locks it all in place — from bridges and towers to ships and Ferris wheels.

Shaw Industries Finishing $184 Million Alabama Upgrade

Shaw Industries Group’s flooring plant in Andalusia, which makes fiber used in carpet, has been in the midst of a yearlong upgrade worth $184 million.

Auburn a Magnet for International Precision

Germany’s Berghoff Group chose Auburn for its U.S. precision manufacturing plant because it had the skilled workforce that could hone parts taking 130 hours to perfect.

Peco Foods Plans $40M Mississippi Plant

Destinations to which Peco Foods exports its chicken include Cuba, Mexico, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Iraq.   Tuscaloosa-based...

Homegrown Precision Manufacturing

Precision manufacturing is a rapidly emerging industry in Alabama. But, for Huntsville’s Brown Precision, it’s been emerging for over 30 years. And the company is now strategically expanding to the state’s southern aerospace corridor.

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Flashback: Peak Oil

Figure it was an early Christmas present for folks who still fret over America’s energy security. On November 28, 2018, the U.S. Department of the...

Movers & Shakers in Coffee, Dale & Geneva Counties

Mike Baergen Baergen is general manager of the Ozark Assembly Operations for Bell Flight, working to increase production while maintaining safety and quality standards. Baergen,...

City Trees Are These Artisans’ Niche

Leigh and Cliff Spencer’s Alabama Sawyer makes its niche in the recycled timber of Alabama’s “urban forest.”

Alabama Builders Advance New Technologies

Technology is now making a difference on the ground in Alabama construction — whereas, the data once just flowed to HQ.

Transforming Old Wood into New Business

Peerless wide-plank floors and panels made from reclaimed wood is the specialty of Birmingham-based Riverbottom Pine.