Manufacturing and Distribution

Masters of civilian boatbuilding

Master Boat Builders, a third-generation company, is constructing the most advanced tugboats in the country.

Boise Cascade acquires Coastal Plywood

Boise Cascade Co. has acquired Coastal Plywood Co. and its two manufacturing locations, one of which is in Chapman in Butler County.

James Hardie to expand Prattville facility

James Hardie is hiring 200 workers as the company expands its manufacturing plant in Prattville, doubling its workforce.

Linde plans $83 million hydrogen plant in Alabama

Linde, a U.K.-based producer of industrial gases, will build an $83 million hydrogen plant in McIntosh in Washington County

Three Alabama companies receive DoD contracts

Alabama Shipyard LLC, IronMountain Solutions Inc. and Radiance Technologies Inc. were awarded Department of Defense contracts on Tuesday.

Ruffner Page named president and COO at O’Neal Industries

Ruffner Page has been named O’Neal Industries’ next president and chief operating officer, effective June 1.

Novelis announces $2.5 billion aluminum plant in Baldwin County

Low-carbon aluminum recycling and rolling plant picks 3,000-acre Baldwin County mega site. Novelis expects to create 1,000 jobs at the plant.

Airbus set to expand in Mobile

Airbus CEO Faury talks of expanding the firm’s Mobile footprint to support a 50% increase in A320-family production.

Cerrowire plans $100 million expansion in Hartselle

Cerrowire, a copper building wire manufacturer in Hartselle, is launching a $100 million expansion

Showa wins FDA nod for biodegradable glove

Showa Group, the only provider of U.S.-made PPE gloves, has won FDA approval for its biodegradable medical gloves.

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