Manufacturing and Distribution

From the Alps to Alabama

For more than a decade, RUAG Space has been manufacturing components for United Launch Alliance (ULA), the joint venture of Boeing and...

Up Close World ’Round

There you are on the Mobile Bay ferry — or at Mount Rushmore or Stone Mountain or at the feet of Birmingham’s Vulcan statue...

Hyundai’s Power Play

This is the Hyundai plant in Alabama that doesn’t make cars. It’s Hyundai Power Transformers USA and, as the name suggests, ...

Legacy Machine Maker

One of the largest employers in Dale County is a manufacturer that sprouted from the area’s rural roots and continues to flourish, cutting trees and clearing land.

Skills Standards for Manufacturers

Adopting national training standards for manufacturing jobs tops priorities for Alabama Community College System workforce division.

Bayou Shipbuilder Booming

Travis Short looks out the picture window in his Bayou La Batre office and points out the diversity of Horizon Shipbuilding’s clientele. To...

Enterprise as Therapy

They make protective sleeves for plants using brown paper and glue. They cut, sharpen and paint wooden stakes that hold real estate yard...

Hook-Setting Determination

For many people, the old Andy Griffith Show perfectly personified what life was like in a small Southern town in the ’50s and...

A Declaration of Independence in International Trade

We spoke with U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions in mid-June, on the subject of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. At the time, opponents...

American Manufacturers Battle Chinese Scofflaws

When Business Alabama visited with him two years ago, Milton Magnus III was hanging in there — up to his neck fighting illegal...

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A new wearable device by AerBetic Inc. lets diabetics keep up with their blood-sugar levels.

Auburn Soil Lab Gets $43M Infusion

A venerable soil research facility at Auburn University is expecting a $43 million funding infusion from Congress for a new facility that will continue its work of improving global food production.

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.