Manufacturing and Distribution

Port of Mobile Sets Coal Record; Ties Size Record

The NSU Voyager, a Newcastle Max bulk carrier, loaded 135,484 short tons — nearly 123,000 metric tons) of Alabama metallurgical coal this week, setting...

Manufacturers Step Up to Meet Health Care Needs

In a program coordinated by the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, with technical input from the University of South Alabama, several of south Alabama’s...

Good Week for Warship Builders on Trump Calendar

President Donald Trump is scheduled to make a speech Thursday in Marinette, Wisconsin, at Fincantieri Marinette Marine, the shipyard that recently beat Mobile-based Austal...

Auto Parts Rebuilder BBB Industries Acquires Spanish Co.

BBB Industries LLC, a remanufacturer of automotive parts for the aftermarket based in Daphne, has acquired the equity interest of Grupo Metalcaucho, encompassing the...

How AMICO Re-Engineered Itself

Alabama Metal Industries Corp. was headed to the scrap yard of commoditized U.S. industrial manufacturers, so it re-engineered itself to make solutions — such as its 2020 Green Innovation of the Year Award winner, HYDRODRY.

BendPak Opens Distribution Center Near Mobile Port

Automotive lift manufacturer BendPak has opened a 100,000-square-foot distribution center in Theodore, just over 10 miles from the Port of Mobile and the expanding...

Boeing Missile Contract Expanded

The Department of Defense has increased by $128.5 million the value of a Boeing Co. contract to support the nation’s Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD)...

Jones Says His Bill Will Give Factories New Life

Just last month, three Alabama plants announced plans to close — Goodyear in Gadsden and Honeywell and Monarch Windows and Doors, both in Anniston. All...

Navy’s $5.5 Billion for 10 Frigates 56% Under Mark?

April 30 brought bitterly disappointing news to shipbuilder Austal USA, with the Navy's announcement that a competing shipyard in Wisconsin won the bid to...

Benchmark Developments at the Port

Steel is rising at one edge of the Port of Mobile, while it’s coming down in just as orderly a manner at another edge. On...

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