O’Neal opens Fayette plant; Vanguard Pacific wins $48.1M NASA contract; Vance, Buck to lead Bar Association; Beyond Gravity kicks off incubator program; Talladega joins Main Street, bank pledges $5M for downtown update; Wiregrass security firm expands; TQL expanding in Spanish Fort

O'Neal's 130,000-square-foot custom steel fabrication center in Fayette is expected to create 80 jobs

O’Neal opens Fayette plant

O’Neal Manufacturing Services has opened a $4 million, 80-worker steel fabrication center in Fayette. The plant – with robotic and manual welding and beam, laser and saw cutting capabilities for medium to heavy-gauge steel — will support heavy equipment industries such as truck and trailer, agricultural equipment and material handling. – The Fabricator


Vanguard Pacific wins $48.1M NASA contract

Foley-based Vanguard Pacific has been selected for a potential $48.1 million NASA contract for architect and engineering design services. Work, set to begin August 1, will support Marshall Space Flight Center. — ExecutiveBiz

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Vance, Buck to lead Bar Association

Montgomery attorney Gibson Vance was installed as president of the Alabama Bar Association and Birmingham attorney Brannon Buck as president elect. Vance is a principal at the Beasley Allen firm in Montgomery and Buck is a founding partner at Badham and Buck in Birmingham. — Alabama Bar Association


Beyond Gravity kicks off incubator program

Beyond Gravity, formerly known as RUAG Space, has announced plans for its own launch program for startup companies in the space technology business. Applications are open until mid-August. — Beyond Gravity


Talladega joins Main Street; bank pledges $5M for downtown updates

Talladega City officials gathered Monday to learn what their acceptance into the Main Street Alabama programs means for them. At the session First Bank of Alabama pledges $5 million for face grants, business startups and more. — Anniston Star


Wiregrass security firm expands

Dothan-based DSI Security Services has announced its acquisition of Complete Security and Sound. The partnership is designed to provide electronic security systems for residential and small business customers in the Wiregrass. — Security Sales


TQL expanding in Spanish Fort

Freight transportation and logistics firm Total Quality Logistics is doubling the size of its Spanish Fort site. Facilities will remain in the Spanish Fort Town Center. — SRS Real Estate Partners

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