Manufacturing and Distribution

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...

Industry Unraveled

It can take just a single loose thread to start the unraveling. A flaw forms in one area and begins to spread. Before long,...

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Market Volatility: Weighing the Wide Swings

Why what happened in 2018 is not out of the ordinary. Why not to overreact.

Spotlight on Montgomery County

Montgomery County, in central Alabama, is part of the state’s River Region and is home to the state’s capital city, Montgomery.

Airbus Breaks Ground on New Assembly Line in Mobile

When the new Airbus A220 line gears up, Mobile will be the fourth largest producer of commercial aircraft in the world.

Birmingham Scrutinizes its Workforce

Birmingham put the numbers to its job market and found a lot of work to be done. For one, its IT segment grew 77 percent in five years, creating a job gap that will grow over the next decade.

Winning the Plant, Finding the Workforce

Alabama auto industry ramps up workforce development efforts in advance of the new Mazda Toyota plant.