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Vulcan Materials: Hard Rock Mining Easing Up

Tom Hill, in July, was named president and CEO of Vulcan Materials Inc., the second largest nonbank public company in Alabama, with revenues of...

Custom Engineering Solutions for Manufacturers

Back when they were students at the University of Alabama’s School of Engineering, Arnar Thors says he and Matt Fitzgerald often collaborated on class...

Airbus A320: Airbus Launches A320 Designed for Alabama

Airbus had a lot to celebrate in late September, with its first A320neo lifting off from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport France, its smart-looking wing sharklets slicing...

Cullman, Walker and Winston Counties Take the Spotlight

Cullman, Walker and Winston counties are situated in north central Alabama and share Lewis Smith Lake, one of 11 premier bass fishing lakes located...

Scholarship Scandal: Miss America’s Padded Scholarship Claims

The stranger-than-fiction development of hard news being reported by comedy show “anchors” continues this fall with John Oliver, host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,...

Biofuel: The Farmer’s Alchemist To Stop Waste of Biomass

There’s oil in them there … corn cobs? A Tuscaloosa-based company certainly thinks so. Inventure Renewables has created a process to take basic waste biomass,...

Chambers of Commerce — Varied Focus, Allied Interests

Alabama has 120 chambers of commerce serving as business advocates within their communities. Yet the size, structure and focus among these chambers can vary...

The Complexity Engine: The Answer to Improve Performance

Politicians, teachers, social workers, administrators and parents are all looking for new ways not only to improve student performance but also reduce costs. The...

Memorial Parkway: $177 Million Development Plan Unveiled in Huntsville

A $177 million mix of apartments, retail, restaurants, a European-style hotel and creative workspaces will soon come together at the site of the former...

ArcelorMittal: Steel Giants Retool Alabama Mill to Compete with Auto Aluminum

ArcelorMittal and its partner Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Co. are investing $46.7 million in their massive steel mill in Calvert to achieve 5.3...

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