Top Headlines: Kimber Manufacturing moving to Troy, Huntsville’s healthy housing market

Birmingham’s Brasfield & Gorrie was general contractor for the “Sharks! Predators of the Deep” exhibit at the Georgia Aquarium. (Photo courtesy of Georgia Aquarium)

Smith to step down as CEO of Community Health Systems
Wayne T. Smith, CEO of Community Health Systems, will transition to executive chairman by the end of the year. Effective January 2021, Tim L. Hingtgen will be CEO of the health care company, which leases or operates 89 hospitals in 16 states, including Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, Crestwood Medical Center in Huntsville, Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Gadsden Regional Medical Center in Gadsden, Medical Center Enterprise in Enterprise and South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley. – Business Wire

Troy is Kimber’s new home
Firearms maker Kimber Manufacturing will move its corporate headquarters from Yonkers, New York, to Troy. The company is moving to a facility it built last year on 80 acres, creating 366 jobs. – 

Study: Huntsville has state’s healthiest housing market
New York-based SmartAsset said that Huntsville has the healthiest housing market in the state, based on stability, affordability, fluidity and risk of loss. The rest of the top 5 are Harvest, Attalla, Jacksonville and Madison. – Huntsville Business Journal 

USDA invests $3 million in Talladega College
Talladega College will use a $3 million loan from the United States Department of Agriculture to finish its Dr. Billy C. Hawkins Student Activity Center. The USDA funds, given through the Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program, can be used to build or upgrade rural community facilities such as schools, libraries and public safety facilities.  – WEIS-FM 100.5

Brasfield & Gorrie-built shark gallery opens at Georgia Aquarium
Birmingham’s Brasfield & Gorrie served as general contractors for “Sharks! Predators of the Deep,” a new gallery that opened this month at the Georgia Aquarium. Floor-to-ceiling acrylic windows allow visitors to see sharks and thousands of pilchard fish in 1.2 million gallons of saltwater. – Georgia Aquarium

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