Top Headlines: Toyota goes solar in North Alabama, Judge dismisses anti-face mask suit

Toyota goes solar in North Alabama
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama is planning a 3.3-acre solar array in Madision County, part of the parent company’s pledge to invest $9.3 million to cut energy needs. The Madison County project, the largest in the county to date, is valued at $2.7 million. It should be completed this year and able to general 1.6 megawatts of energy. — Made in Alabama

Judge dismisses anti-face mask suit
A Montgomery County judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to overturn Gov. Kay Ivey’s order requiring face masks in public. Individuals who brought the suit plan to appeal to the state Supreme Court.  —WHNT-TV 

Feds say Decatur discriminated in public housing assignments
A federal Housing and Urban Development study concludes that the Decatur Housing Authority gave nice tower housing units with views to white people and assigned black people to less-appealing units, the Decatur Daily reports. — Atlanta Journal-Constitution 

Birmingham HVAC company acquired
Birmingham’s Worry Free Comfort Systems Inc. has been acquired by Connecticut firm HomeServe USA. Worry Free, which is also known as Freedom Heating and Cooling, is HomeServe’s first acquisition in the Southeast. — Westfair Online 

Altimmune reports $199 million from public offering
Maryland-based Altimmune reports that it raised $199 million in a recent public offering to support its Covid and other research. UAB is partnering with Altimmune to test its products. — Biospace

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