Top Headlines: Airbus cutting 15,000 jobs, OSHA investigating two nursing homes

Airbus to slash 15,000 jobs amid pandemic
Airbus announced plans Tuesday to lay off approximately 15,000 workers over the next year as the coronavirus pandemic further tamps down on travel worldwide. — UPI

Atmore Plans Incentives To Land $82 Million Ag Processing Plant
The City of Atmore to offer incentives for an Alabama farmer-owned agricultural processing plant to locate in the city. It will have a capital investment in excess of $82 million and will create at least 100 new full time jobs with an anticipated average hourly wage of $17, exclusive of benefits. —

OSHA investigating two nursing homes after workers’ COVID-19 deaths
Two Alabama nursing facilities are being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration following the deaths of four nurses due to COVID-19. — McKnights Long-Term Care News

Toyota to Achieve its Five-Year U.S. Investment Commitment One Year Early
Today Toyota announced it will reach its January 2017 pledge to invest $13 billion over a five-year period one year earlier than anticipated. Toyota has 14 manufacturing plants in north America, 15 including its joint venture with Mazda in north Alabama. — PR Newswire

BankFirst Capital Corp. Completes Buy of Traders & Farmers Bancshares
Columbus, Mississippi-based BankFirst Capital Corp. announced the completion of its acquisition of north Alabama bank holding company Traders & Farmers Bancshares Inc., located in Haleyville. — PR Newswire

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TVA outsources more IT jobs
The Tennessee Valley Authority told another 38 information technology workers Tuesday that their jobs are being phased out, in addition to the 120 jobs already outsourced by TVA elsewhere in the IT division. — Chattanooga Times Free Press

Koch Foods receives grant for new Alabama feed mill
Koch Foods has been awarded a $200,000 grant for its new poultry feed mill in Attalla, Alabama. Park Ridge, Illinois-based Koch employs more than 3,000 employees in Alabama and works with hundreds of local businesses and farmers at its four processing complexes in the state. It operates five feed mills. — Feed Strategy

Universities roll out COVID testing as they reopen
Student coronavirus screenings that will help Alabama’s public colleges and universities reopen their campuses will be funded by the $30 million in CARES Act assistance. The University of Alabama at Birmingham is one of the agencies leading the testing program that aims for early identification of potential COVID hotspots. — University Business

BBVA reveals locations of 15 new branches planned in Texas, with 8 in Houston area
BBVA USA plans to open 15 new branches across Texas, including eight in the Houston area, the bank announced June 30. The Alabama State Banking Department approved the branches in May. — Bizjournals

Command Alkon Wins Supply Chain Award for Client Project
Command Alkon, the Leading Supplier Collaboration Platform for Construction’s Heavy Work, has been named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects for 2020. — Globe News Wire

Lincoln, AL breaks ground on $6M, world-class fishing park
City officials in Lincoln, Alabama broke ground on their upcoming world-class fishing park. The $6M, 38-acre park is expected to open by the end of the year. — Bham Now

Walgreens says new small-format could help in ‘pharmacy deserts’
The company has test marketed its small-format pharmacies in a variety of small towns and large cities across the country, including Mobile, Alabama. — CNBC

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