Top Headlines: States begin reopening, Autoworkers return to factories

48 states will be open in some capacity in the next 48 hours
From the spinning of the slot machines in casinos to the straightening of clothing racks in stores to the crashing of the waves on the shore, there are so many sounds starting to return to the rhythm of our daily lives. — NBC

Autoworkers are returning as carmakers gradually crank up factories
After sheltering at home for nearly two months, tens of thousands of autoworkers have started streaming back into car and truck plants across the South and Midwest, a critical step toward bringing the nation’s largest manufacturing industry back to life. — New York Times

Entertainment businesses say they’re ready to reopen, hope restrictions lift Friday
Many entertainment business owners are hoping the order is relaxed, allowing them to get back to business….Gulf Bowl and Eastern Shore Lanes Owner Sonya Cole said they were ready to open two weeks ago and feel they were put in the wrong category…. OWA Amusement Park owner Steve Honeycutt said they are also doing everything they can to get ready to open. — WPMI

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail resorts plan reopening
The luxury hotels and resorts along Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail are preparing to safely reopen restaurants and spas in the coming days. Managed by PCH Hotels and Resorts and owned by the Retirement Systems of Alabama, the properties have been open with limited services over the past weeks. They are reopening spa and restaurant services in accordance with Governor Kay Ivey’s orders. — News release

General Motors instructs Mexican suppliers to prepare to resume operations
The president of General Motors Co’s Mexican unit advised suppliers to prepare to resume operations after the Mexican government said the automotive industry could exit the coronavirus lockdown before June 1 with adequate safety measures. — Economic Times

- Sponsor -

Ivey administration inches forward on plan to lease prisons
Kay Ivey’s administration inched forward with a plan to lease three mega-prisons built by private companies as the Department of Corrections on Friday opened bids from two companies seeking the contracts. — AP

The latest Alabama business news delivered to your inbox