Top Headlines: Amazon Workers Can Vote on Unionization, Canadian Company Joins in Launch of Mobile Logistics Park

Amazon workers can vote on unionization
Workers at Amazon’s Bessemer warehouse can vote for unionization, the National Labor Relations Board says. That marks a major turning point for an effort that could lead to the first unionization of Amazon workers in the U.S. Amazon employs about 1.1 million people nationwide.  – The Washington Post 

Buffalo Rock plans $20 million plant in west Huntsville
Buffalo Rock, the largest single-family-owned Pepsi bottler in the U.S., is planning a $20 million plant in west Huntsville. The city council will vote on the deal at its meeting tonight. The new   facility would be on 55 acres on the north side of I-565 in Limestone County.  The facility must be operational by the end of 2021, according to the proposal. –

Canada’s CN transportation company will join in the launch of a Mobile logistics park.

Canadian company joins in launch of Mobile logistics park
CN, a Canadian transportation company, will join Alabama Export Railroad and Ray-Mont Logistics to launch the first phase of Mobile’s high-tech logistics park in late 2021. The first phase of the $16 million facility will bag plastic pellets for containerized shipping.  – Made in Alabama

Temporary moratorium placed on apartment construction in Prattville
The Prattville City Council – which is working on a master plan to map out growth in the city — has placed a temporary moratorium on apartment construction until April 20. This does not affect projects already approved, including planned loft apartments in downtown Prattville’s historic gin shop. – Montgomery Advertiser

COVID-19 has forced efficiencies, Birmingham construction company says
COVID-19 has forced efficiencies and pointed out the importance of a contractor’s ability to be flexible and versatile, Birmingham-based Hoar Construction says in a white paper. “The COVID Effect: How Our Industry Stays Resilient to Keep Building” also indicates that safety measures required to work during the pandemic have resulted in longer project timelines.  – Construction Dive

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