Top Headlines: Encompass Health settlement, Qdoba looks to expand in Alabama

Encompass Health to pay $48 million in DOJ settlement
The Department of Justice says Encompass Health, one of the nation’s largest providers of inpatient rehabilitation services, has agreed to pay $48 million to resolve allegations of fraudulent Medicare billing. The Justice Department announced the settlement Friday. The department said the allegations included that inaccurate information was provided to Medicare on some patient diagnoses and that some admissions were not medically necessary. – AP

Brasfield & Gorrie completes Tennessee project
Brasfield & Gorrie has completed a new corporate headquarters for a pet care company in Tennessee. Mars Petcare officially opened its new North American office in Franklin, Tenn. earlier this month. The project was created as the “Pet Friendly Workplace of the Future.” Brasfield & Gorrie served as general contractor and Hastings Architecture Associates was the architect. Highwoods Properties is the property owner. –

Jobs for Tomorrow events set for Decatur, Huntsville
Calhoun Community College’s career services and advising departments have teamed up together to host its very first Jobs for Tomorrow event series. Jobs for Tomorrow is an initiative that was designed to bring awareness to the general public about industry needs and the training provided by Calhoun to help fill those gaps. The event starts is Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Decatur campus and July 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Huntsville campus. – New release

Alabama gets top marks for three development projects
Trade & Industry Development, a publication dedicated to site selection for business, named three Alabama projects as winners of its top 2019 economic development awards. The Alabama projects were among 30 across the nation claiming the magazine’s 2019 Corporate Impact/Community Impact Awards. – ANC

Qdoba looks to expand into Alabama, South
A fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain is looking to expand into Alabama. Qdoba Mexican Eats and multi-unit operator, Premier Queso Kings, LLC, are partnering for a 20-unit deal to develop locations in and around Atlanta and across Alabama, according to a news release. The first Atlanta restaurant should open later this year or early next year. –

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Alabama needs to lure GLC production to Tuscaloosa plant
To say that the GLC is a vital product for Mercedes-Benz would be like saying its AMG models pack a bit of a punch, or its Maybachs are kind of plush. In other words, a gross understatement. So it came as little surprise when the German automaker rolled out a refresh just three years after it first launched. And now the updated GLCs have started rolling off the assembly line. Not in Alabama, mind you, where Mercedes builds the GLE and GLS. Instead the GLC is built in Germany at the same Bremen plant where the previous GLK was manufactured. – Car Buzz

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