Manufacturing and Distribution

The Weld That Came in from the Cold

In a closed, secret city, the Cold War prepared to heat up as Russian scientists quietly developed powerful technology intended to...

Front Line in a Trade War with China – Leeds, Alabama

It would have been entirely possible for Leeds-based M&B Hangers to be an importer now instead of a manufacturer of steel wire garment...

Taking Chicken Carbon Neutral

Davis Lee understands the challenges of the poultry industry. He raised chickens as a boy growing up in North Carolina in the ’40s...

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...

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