Top Headlines: Former AGs Salute Sessions; Business Incubator Opens in Baldwin County

Former U.S. attorneys general salute Jeff Sessions
Serving as U.S. attorney general is the honor and the challenge of a lifetime. We are three former attorneys general who served in Republican administrations — from different backgrounds, with different perspectives and who took different actions while in office. But we share the view that Jeff Sessions, who resigned at President Trump’s request on Wednesday, has been an outstanding attorney general. – Washington Post

Auto supplier in Greenville plans to add 50 jobs in $26M upgrade
Auto supplier Hwashin America Corp. announced plans to expand its Butler County manufacturing operation with a $26 million investment in new equipment and 50 new jobs. Hwashin, which produces body components for Hyundai’s Alabama auto assembly plant, has been in expansion mode since arriving in Greenville in 2003. The operation began with a 150,000-square-foot facility and 200 workers. Today, the company’s 650,000-square-foot plant with 750 workers. – Made In Alabama

State’s $7.2B biotech industry now sports a new video
The word “biotech” might evoke images of lab coats and petri dishes and, while that is certainly part of the story, BIO Alabama wants to make sure it isn’t the entire story. A new video with amped-up music and images that cut across a wide swath of the important industry aims to frame biotech differently in the state. – ANC

- Sponsor -

Grubhub expands to Trussville, Gardendale
Grubhub delivery is launching in Trussville and Gardendale this week, connecting diners with some restaurants in the area. The delivery platform is also offering free delivery to locals through Nov. 23 when they use promo code GRUBNOW at checkout. –

OSHA cites Texas company for death of worker in May 9 explosion
A Texas-based company has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration in connection with an explosion that killed a worker earlier this year. Legend Directional Services was cited for improper storage of compressed gases in connection with an explosion May 9 on U.S. 280 in Harpersville. Christopher Anderson, a worker from Mississippi, died from an explosion that happened about 7:15 a.m. on U.S. 280 at County Road 444. –

Exciting improvements worth $300M coming to ‘Beige Bunker’
A new stadium may be the shiny element of the $300 million expansion and renovation of the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, but the substantive changes coming to Legacy Arena will position the campus for the next several decades. Before it was viewed as the “beige bunker” many see it as today, the BJCC’s arena was a state-of-the-art venue rivaled by few in the U.S. when it was built in 1976. – ANC

Baldwin County opens business incubator in Fairhope
The city of Fairhope, the Baldwin Community and Economic Development Foundation and The University of Alabama recently announced the opening of Hatch, a downtown business resource incubator and tech hub aimed at providing guidance and linkages to statewide resources for local entrepreneurs in the early stages of forming a startup company. – Lagniappe

The latest Alabama business news delivered to your inbox