Mercedes-Benz workers file petition for union vote; Auburn professor earns two patents; Dessert restaurant coming to Springville; I-10 bridge project cost projects soar

The UAW announced that a “supermajority” of workers at Mercedes-Benz’s plant in Tuscaloosa County have signed union cards and now want to vote.

Mercedes-Benz workers file petition for union vote

Workers at the Mercedes-Benz auto plant in Vance have petitioned to vote on whether to be represented by the United Auto Workers. The petition comes two weeks before workers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant are voting whether to unionize. –

Auburn professor earns two patents

Burak Aksoy, an associate research professor in Auburn’s College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment, has been awarded two patents for products designed to reduce waste in aquaculture feed and meat for human consumption. – Auburn University

Dessert restaurant coming to Springville

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The Peach Cobbler Factory will open its latest Alabama location in Springville. Other locations are in Daphne, Huntsville, Saraland, Trussville and Tuscaloosa. – Bham Now

I-10 bridge project cost projections soar

The anticipated price for a new bridge project, designed to ease traffic across Mobile Bay and the adjoining delta, has jumped from $2.8 billion to $3.5 billion, according to state and local officials overseeing the project. The groups will begin looking for cost-saving options. –

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