Top Headlines: New bath tissue business, Mardi Gras changes in Mobile

There’s money in toilet paper: $120M for little Naheola
Georgia-Pacific today announced that its Naheola, Alabama, mill has been selected as the location for a new tissue machine and roll storage building to support the company’s consumer (retail) bath tissue business. The investment will total more than $120 million. The new tissue machine will use modern technology, replacing two older machines but increasing capacity at the mill. – News release

Yulista planning 4-building campus at Redstone Gateway
A Huntsville aerospace defense contractor is planning a major expansion. Yulista Holding LLC, which formed in Alaska and now has its headquarters in Huntsville, announced Tuesday that it would construct a four-building campus within Redstone Gateway – the sprawling development just outside the gates of Redstone Arsenal. –

Pearl-clutching time: Mobile ponders Mardi Gras venue change
Mobile’s Mardi Gras societies are expressing apprehension to city leaders over the potential of having the largest and most elaborate balls of the annual Carnival season housed inside a pre-World War II warehouse. The vision expressed by Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson on Tuesday is for balls currently held at the Mobile Civic Center to be temporarily relocated inside a warehouse known as “23 East” at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, starting in 2021. –

Accounting firm Wilkins Miller adds office in downtown Mobile
Wilkins Miller, an accounting and advisory firm with offices in Mobile and Fairhope, has added an office in Downtown Mobile to better serve its clients. The new location is at 5 Dauphin Street, Suite 100. “We are very excited about the revitalization of downtown Mobile and want to be a part of that continued growth and development,” said Wilkins Miller Partner Allen Carroll. – News release

Montgomery, Huntsville now have Amazon grocery delivery
Amazon and Whole Foods Market today launched delivery of natural and organic products from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now in Huntsville and Montgomery, along with Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tenn., Destin and Tallahassee, Fla., Greensboro and Wilmington, N.C., Allentown, Pa., Fort Collins, Colo., Jackson, Miss., Palm Desert, Calif., and Portland, Maine. – News release

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Jones bill aiming to end ‘widow’s tax’ reaches majority support
U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama, announced on Tuesday that his Military Widow’s Tax Elimination Act gained its 61st cosponsor, passing the threshold of 60 cosponsors needed to ensure a vote on the Senate floor. The bill aims to allow military widows and widowers to collect money from both the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Defense. “Ending the military widow’s tax is long overdue,” Jones said. – Alabama Political Reporter

Anti-union group forms before potential new UAW vote at VW
A group of Volkswagen workers have revived a grassroots organization to defeat the United Auto Workers’ most recent effort to unionize the Chattanooga assembly plant. Called Southern Momentum, the group’s workers also began distributing information inside the plant to push back on what it called disinformation disseminated by the UAW. – TimesFreePress

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