Manufacturing and Distribution

Port Angles for Auto Traffic

After downturns in coal, Alabama’s port bids for autos — landing a $60 million facility planned by two Latin American partners.

Evolution of a Ship Rigger

ABOVE Chris Gossett puts a load on the overhead crane.   Adapting to changing markets has kept Marine and Industrial Supply of...

Partners Ratify $300M Air Assembly Line

Top brass from two international aircraft companies flew in to Mobile in February to affirm a big deal for Alabama.

The R&D Multiplier

ABOVE Scientists at Evonik’s new Research & Development Center in Birmingham work to develop screws and plates used to fix bone fractures from...

Signature Victory: Alabama Wins $1.6B Toyota-Mazda Plant

The plant should begin operations by 2021 and have an estimated annual production capacity of approximately 300,000 units.

Aerospace Evolution, Cradle to Orbit

At B.C. Rain High School in Mobile, the graduation rate five years ago was 42 percent. This year the graduation rate was 92...

Autos Highly Pumped

It’s been quite a ride for the automotive industry, but a years-long run of record production, sales and employment growth is about...

Fuel Fleet for the Southeast

ABOVE Charles McPherson with grandson Jack, an intern at the family firm this summer.   Instantly recognizable by their yellow...

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...

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...

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