Top Headlines: Shelby County’s new hiring event, Axe throwing in Orange Beach

Shelby County employers try new hiring event to fill vacancies
A unique hiring event in Shelby County on Monday aimed to connect employers with people eager to fill their positions. Around 60 positions were available from companies including Hibbett Sports, VSF in Vincent and Alabama Therapeutic Center. Record low unemployment across Alabama is making it harder for companies to find quality applicants. At Hibbett Sports in Alabaster, open positions include general warehouse, e- commerce, supervisors and managers. – ABC3340

Finally, axe-throwing will come to Orange Beach
Civil Axe Throwing has leased 3,215 square feet of space at The Wharf on Wharf Parkway in Orange Beach, and plans to open an indoor axe throwing and entertainment space early next year, according to Angie McArthur of Stirling Properties, who represented Civil Axe. Jeff Barnes of Stirling Properties represented the landlord. –

OSHA fines Dollar Tree $312,576 over Andalusia store
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Dollar Tree Stores Inc., $312,576 for conditions they say existed at the company’s Andalusia location. OSHA cited the company for exposing employees to slip, trip, and fall hazards by failing to keep passageways and walking surfaces in a clean, orderly, and sanitary condition. OSHA also cited Dollar Tree for allowing cases of merchandise to be stacked unsafely, for failing to address struck-by hazards and for permitting emergency exits to be blocked. –

Louisville piping company to acquire Birmingham firm
Louisville, Ky.-based ISCO Industries, Inc., has agreed to acquire Birmingham’s M.T. Deason, with the deal expected to close Jan. 2, 2020.  M.T. Deason has been in the gas distribution market since 1982. ISCO offers custom piping fabrication for industrial, power, marine, nuclear, oil and gas, mining, waterworks, environmental and other fields. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. –

McFarland Memorial Trail Opens at Lake Lurleen State Park
Lake Lurleen State Park in Coker officially opened its newest trail last week, named the J.W. “Bill” McFarland Sr. Memorial Trail to honor the late Tuscaloosa businessman, public servant and philanthropist. McFarland’s family donated funds to the Alabama State Parks Foundation for the construction of the half-mile trail, which connects to the 9-mile Tashka Trail, the park’s longest. The park now has eight trails open for hiking and biking, totaling just over 27 miles. – AL NewsCenter

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