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Top 10 Largest Manufacturers in Jefferson County

1,400—American Cast Iron Pipe Co. ACIPCO, of Birmingham, was founded in 1905. The company makes ductile iron pipe, hydrants and valves and spiral-welded steel pipe. 970—U.S....

Biggest U.S. Pallet Maker Adds Bay Wood to its Stack

PalletOne Inc., America’s largest new pallet manufacturer, recently announced the purchase of Bay Wood Products Inc., a pallet and crate manufacturing business located in...

Smart Apparel Manufacturer Gets Smarter

The world apparel industry used to be between 28th and 38th Street, midtown New York City. Today, like the internet, it could be almost anywhere. Anywhere...

AL Fares OK in Georgia-Pacific Reshuffle, LA Walloped

Alabama is a comparative winner among Southern states in the major restructuring announced by Georgia-Pacific at the beginning of the summer, and the biggest loser is Louisiana, especially considering tax incentives.

Simpson Door Chooses Birmingham for New Facility

Washington State-based Simpson Door Co. has opened a distribution and light manufacturing facility in Ensley. It’s the third location for Simpson Door, which was...

Soybean Innovation in Wood Product Manufacturing

The soybean is a widely edible bean with numerous food uses, from soy milk to soy sauce. For people with allergies, it often is...

Engineered for Great Quakes — AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Co.’s Earthquake Joint System

July brought a reminder of the perennial great earthquake threat, with a series of major tremors in California. Among the many risks that earthquakes unfold,...

Warren Manufacturing Acquired by CEI Pacer

Warren Manufacturing, a Birmingham-based manufacturer of bulk feed delivery truck bodies and trailers for the pork and poultry feed transport industry, has been acquired...

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.

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