Manufacturing and Distribution

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,...

American-Made Works Big Time at Haleyville's Exxel Outdoors

Barbara Garrison was destined to make sleeping bags, right down to her initials: BAG. And her dedication to her profession, her...

Clean Machine Specialists

Compliance with environmental regulations is an ongoing challenge for Alabama manufacturers employing procedures or materials that have the potential to pollute air, water...

Wiring North America

If you’ve built a new house, rewired your basement, added an outdoor TV, or just a new porch light in recent...

Deeper Foundations by Design and Engineering

Richard Shea III (left) and his brother, Bill, two of the leaders of family-owned...

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