Colonial Pipeline back up and running, Director named for new workforce development center

Colonial Pipeline back up and running
After a six-day shutdown caused by a cyber-attack, Georgia’s Colonial Pipeline resumed operations on Wednesday. The company said it will take several days for its product supply chain to return to normal. Some states, including Alabama, had reported gas shortages and lines at tanks following the shutdown. – Colonial Pipeline 

Director named for new workforce development center
John Schmitt has been named executive director of the new Advanced Manufacturing Innovation and Integration Center, based in Huntsville. A retired Army aviator and lieutenant colonel, Schmitt ran Schmitt Consulting Group prior to his appointment. The AMIIC, developed by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, is charged with building Alabama’s workforce in advanced manufacturing.  – Cision

Huntsville’s Dorothy Davidson dies after illness
Dorothy Davidson, who became CEO of Huntsville-based Davidson Technologies when her husband, Julian, died in 2013, died Tuesday after a three-year battle with cancer. Davidson Technologies provides engineering services to the defense and aerospace sectors. The couple was known for its philanthropy, including donations to Auburn University, Huntsville Museum of Art and U.S. Space & Rocket Center.  –

Alabama has among the best costs of living
Alabama is the eighth-cheapest state to live in, according to a new cost-of-living index from GoBankRates. Though the state has utility rates higher than the country as a whole, it scores better in the other five categories: housing, groceries, health care, transportation and miscellaneous expenses. – Yahoo! Finance

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