Top Headlines: SiO2 scales output of Covid vaccine vials, Ivey issues mask order

Boeing awarded $916M contract to support the ISS through 2024
Boeing has been awarded a $916 million contract extension for continued support of the International Space Station through September 2024. — New Atlas

Army awards $179M missile warning contract to BAE Systems
The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a $179 million contract for the first two production lots of its Limited Interim Missile Warning System, an upgrade on the Army’s Common Missile Warning System. Work will occur at the company’s Merrimack, New Hampshire, and Huntsville, Alabama. — Defense News

SiO2 scales output of Covid vaccine vials ahead of schedule
Auburn-based SiO2 Materials Science announced they have successfully scaled their manufacturing capacity ahead of schedule to 400 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine and are on track to hit 1.2 billion capacity before the end of 2020. — Open PR

Ivey demands a new reopening plan from Dept. of Education
Frustrated lawmakers, including Gov. Kay Ivey, asked Alabama State Department of Education officials and board members to settle on a comprehensive plan to reopen Alabama’s public schools this fall so they could accept the millions in federal funds that Ivey is trying to dole out. — Alabama Political Reporter

Governor Ivey issues mask order
Gov. Ivey yesterday ordered a statewide mask requirement as part of the 14th supplement to her Safer at Home coronavirus order. — Press Release

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Auburn University building new autonomous vehicle research facility
Auburn University will soon have one of the nation’s only autonomous vehicle research facilities that is attached to a test track. — PR NewsWire

Commercial Vehicle Group announces consolidation into Alabama plant
Automotive supplier Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. announced the permanent consolidation of its manufacturing and distribution facility in Piedmont, Alabama. — PR NewsWire

UB Community Development awarded $65M in New Markets Tax Credits
UB Community Development LLC, a community development partner of United Bank, announced today the company has been awarded an allocation of $65 million in New Markets Tax Credits. — PR NewsWire

Opportunity Alabama partners with Blueprint
Opportunity Alabama has partnered with Blueprint Local to use its platform to help investors select projects in their communities. — Birmingham Business Journal

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