Longtime Birmingham restaurant closes; Hiller Companies acquires 2 more; Auburn installation to be broadcast live; Hargrove VP will talk succession at conference

John’s City Diner, a staple for 19 years in downtown Birmingham, has closed.

Longtime Birmingham restaurant closes

John’s City Diner, a staple for 19 years in downtown Birmingham, has closed. That restaurant was preceded by John’s Restaurant, which had operated since 1944. – WBRC 6


Hiller Companies acquires Las Vegas company

Mobile-based The Hiller Companies, a provider of fire and life safety services, has acquired the service business of Nevada Fire Protection, based in Las Vegas. The deal includes sprinklers, fire alarms and a proprietary monitoring network. Hiller Companies also announced an acquisition in Missouri.  – The Hiller Companies

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Auburn installation will be broadcast live

Today’s installation of Christopher B. Roberts as Auburn University’s 21st president will be broadcast live at aub.ie/Roberts21. Roberts, the former dean of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, has been serving as the university’s president since May 16, 2022. – Auburn University

Hargrove VP will talk succession plans at conference

Karen Griffin, vice president of Hargrove Controls & Automation, will be on a panel discussion, “Succession Planning to Develop a Culture of Ownership,” at a national conference in May. The 2023 Control System Integrators Association Executive Conference will take place in New Orleans May 15-19. – Hargrove Controls & Automation

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