Manufacturing and Distribution

Alabama Aerospace Suppler Base: The Nuts and Bolts of High Flying

When the conversation turns to Alabama’s long involvement in the world-changing aerospace industry, big final assembly manufacturers like Boeing, Lockheed, Airbus and the U.S....

Carpenter Technology: New Star in Alabama Aerospace Cluster

Outside of the aeronautics, do you know what the Wright Brothers, the Spirit of St. Louis and every U.S. Space program project have in...

Remington Outdoor Co.: Directing Rapid Gun Growth

George Kollitides is chairman and CEO of Remington Outdoor Co. Inc., the world’s largest firearms and ammunition manufacturer and Alabama’s most recent big coup...

The Weld That Came in from the Cold War to Change Technology

In a closed, secret city, the Cold War prepared to heat up as Russian scientists quietly developed powerful technology intended to defeat their number...

Front Line in a Trade War with China – Leeds-Based M&B Hangers

It would have been entirely possible for Leeds-based M&B Hangers to be an importer now instead of a manufacturer of steel wire garment hangers....

Warming Chickens with Wood Pellets: Taking Chicken Carbon Neutral

Davis Lee understands the challenges of the poultry industry. He raised chickens as a boy growing up in North Carolina in the ’40s and...

Giant Roars to Full Blast

Christian Dohr was CEO of ThyssenKrupp Steel USA — the massive steel mill in north Mobile County — when we did this interview on...

Construction and Building Planes

The massive hangar now under construction at Mobile’s Brookley Aeroplex – like the mythical phoenix – is rising from ashes of dreams.Seven years ago,...

Port at Mobile is a Kew Factor in World Commerce

What do planes, trains and automobiles have in common? They all rely on the port at Mobile to help them move what needs to...

Potato Chips Raise the Bar

It all started with two men and a sack of potatoes.In 1923 from the basement of a Birmingham Hills Grocery Store, Mose Lischkoff and...

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