Top Headlines: Briggs & Stratton to Invest Millions in Auburn Plant, Athens Launches Revitalization Project

The Briggs & Stratton engine manufacturing line in Auburn.

Briggs & Stratton to invest millions in Auburn plant
Emerging from Chapter 11 restructuring, mowing manufacturer Briggs & Stratton, based in Wisconsin, is investing $9.4 million to add 34 employees and new equipment for it plant in Auburn, where the company builds its V-Twin Vanguard engines. Auburn is home to both the engine plant and a 400,000-square-foot Briggs & Stratton distribution hub. – Milwaukee Business Journal

Point Broadband bringing fiber-based broadband to Lake Martin
Point Broadband, based in West Point, Georgia, plans to bring fiber-based high-speed internet to parts of Lake Martin, partnering with Alabama Power to use part of its fiber infrastructure. Residents interested in the service can sign up at – The Tallassee Tribune

Athens launches revitalization project
Athens Main Street in Limestone County has announced a new downtown revitalization project, Merchants Alley, that’s in its construction phase. An alley connected to public parking on Market and Madison Streets will be transformed into a location with outdoor dining, music performances and free Wi-Fi.  – WZDX Fox

Alabama company helps start center of excellence in Australia
Huntsville-based LiDARUSA, which develops LiDAR sensors, is teaming with Innoflight Technology to create a LiDAR center of excellence for Australasia based in Brisbane, Australia. This is in reaction to the demand for Innoflight aircraft and LiDARUSA sensors in the region. – sUAS News

Study: Alabama among top moving destinations
United Van Lines’ 2020 National Migration Study shows that Alabama ranks 8th among top moving destinations. The study compares in-bound moves with out-bound moves. Alabama is new to the annual list. – United Van Lines

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