Manufacturing and Distribution

How Keen was 2015?

In a pattern that now seems familiar, there wasn’t explosive growth or untenable collapse this past year, just a steady drumbeat of...

Stronger Dollar, Weaker Trade

Along the port of Mobile, cargo ships carrying everything from coal, lumber, iron and steel to frozen poultry and soybeans are...

Alabama Port Already Bulked Up for World’s Giant, Post-Panamax Ships

If anything concerns the Alabama State Port Authority, it isn’t the Port of Mobile’s ability to handle the increase in volume of larger...

Design Partners

Maybe it was by design that Robert McCown and Kevin Hollingshead became partners in a sideline business.  They went to rival high schools...

Alabama’s Latest Big Ride

Scott Wine, 48, is CEO and chairman of Polaris Industries, the world’s leading manufacturer of powersports vehicles — off-road vehicles and...

Chicken a la Cubana

Americans love chicken — no surprise here — especially white meat, consuming an average of more than 80 pounds per person per year....

Craft Beer Rolls Over the State Line

Like a frothy draft creeping over the edge of a cold mug, Alabama’s fledgling brewery business is beginning to expand beyond the confines...

Flashback: Mississippi Breaks Past Alabama into Automaking

Big stakes sour grapes were the subject of “Why Not Drop the Big One?” — a feature in the February 2001 issue of Business...

Custom Engineering Solutions for Manufacturers

Back when they were students at the University of Alabama’s School of Engineering, Arnar Thors says he and Matt Fitzgerald often collaborated on...

The Nuts and Bolts of High Flying

When the conversation turns to Alabama’s long involvement in the world-changing aerospace industry, big final assembly manufacturers like Boeing, Lockheed, Airbus...

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