Transportation

At the Intersection of Trains, Trucks, Planes and Ships

ABOVE Containers in transit at the Port of Mobile. Photo by Mike Kittrell  Nil, or close to it. Those...

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.

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.

New Plane, New Jobs Planned for Mobile

Top brass from Airbus Americas and Bombardier Inc. flew into Mobile today to introduce the Bombardier C-Series aircraft and talk about the...

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.

Speeding into the Future

October’s Southern Automotive Conference began with the sound of a revving engine and squealing tires reverberating over the loudspeakers at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex...

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...

Countless Jobs, Few Takers

On the one hand, the seemingly bottomless pit of vacancies for truck driving jobs is hard to fathom in Alabama, where the...

Hyundai’s Power Play

This is the Hyundai plant in Alabama that doesn’t make cars. It’s Hyundai Power Transformers USA and, as the name suggests, ...

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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.