Top Headlines: Austal reports record income, Universities warn in-person classes are in jeopardy

Austal reports record income
Noting a return to the forefront of U.S. Navy projects at its Austal USA subsidiary, Australian shipbuilder Austal reported record revenues and earnings today. — Australian Financial Times

Alabama, Auburn both warn of Covid threat to in-person classes
Just days into the fall semester, both of Alabama’s headliner universities have seen upticks in coronavirus cases, amidst of flurry of photos of young people flagrantly ignoring health advisories, and have warned that in-person classes are in jeopardy. — Alabama Political Reporter 

Lee County residents critique plans for quarry
A proposed quarry on private land in Lee County is drawing criticism from nearby residents. Creekwood Resources have suggested testing for a possible granite quarry on land owned by Weyerhaeuser. An earlier proposal in Opelika has been withdrawn. Creekwood has not yet filed for ADEM approval. — The Auburn Plainsman

Sidewalk moves to Drive-In
Birmingham nonprofit Sidewalk Film Festival, which normally offers films in various locations throughout downtown, is shifting to a drive-in format this year, with films screened at the Grand River Drive-In in Leeds. The festival runs this week. — 

Bishop to lead CraneWorks
Kenny Bishop, formerly CEO of Ascendum Machinery, has been named president of equipment rental company CraneWorks, which is based in Birmingham. Earlier Bishop spent 28 years with Thompson Tractor in Alabama and Northwest Florida and began his career with Drummond Co. —

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Kaplan Financial helps Avion Solutions transition to employee ownership
Atlanta financial firm Kaplan Financial has helped Huntsville’s Avion Solutions transition to 100 percent employee ownership, helping the company negotiate legal and financial issues. — Kaplan Financial

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