Manufacturing and Distribution

Agility Prevails in Metals

There is a magnificent magnolia tree standing in front of the Birmingham headquarters of O’Neal Industries, an international distributor and processor of metal...

The Future of Textiles

Site manager and President Kevin Allen has worked in textiles more than 40 years, beginning...

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...

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