Manufacturing and Distribution

Giant Roars to Full Blast

Christian Dohr was CEO of ThyssenKrupp Steel USA — the massive steel mill in north Mobile County — when we did this interview...

Building for Building Planes

The massive hangar now under construction at Mobile’s Brookley Aeroplex – like the mythical phoenix – is rising from ashes of dreams. ...

Alabama's Gateway to World Commerce

What do planes, trains and automobiles have in common? They all rely on the port at Mobile to help them move what...

Top Crunch of Millions Turns 90

It all started with two men and a sack of potatoes. In 1923 from the basement of a Birmingham Hills Grocery Store, ...

Refreshment Reformation

Located in Birmingham, Coca-Cola Bottling Company United is the third largest Coca-Cola bottler in North America and the largest privately held Coca-Cola...

Alabama Crops in the Shipping News

The number of farms in Alabama may be dwindling — the state was home to only 43, 000 farms in 2007, down...

Robots Making Warheads

The long, flat trolley-like device creeps toward a group of visitors on the shop floor of Raytheon’s new Missile Integration Facility at...

Coming Soon to an Economy Near You

GE led the list of companies that took a public relations hit in recent months for shipping income to offshore tax shelters and...

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Dog’s Nose Inspires Diabetes Detector

A new wearable device by AerBetic Inc. lets diabetics keep up with their blood-sugar levels.

Auburn Soil Lab Gets $43M Infusion

A venerable soil research facility at Auburn University is expecting a $43 million funding infusion from Congress for a new facility that will continue its work of improving global food production.

Movers & Shakers in Coffee, Dale & Geneva Counties

Mike Baergen Baergen is general manager of the Ozark Assembly Operations for Bell Flight, working to increase production while maintaining safety and quality standards. Baergen,...

City Trees Are These Artisans’ Niche

Leigh and Cliff Spencer’s Alabama Sawyer makes its niche in the recycled timber of Alabama’s “urban forest.”

Alabama Builders Advance New Technologies

Technology is now making a difference on the ground in Alabama construction — whereas, the data once just flowed to HQ.