Top Headlines: UAH lands DOD grant, Discover helps Black-owned restaurants

UAH lands $3.7 million DOD grant
The University of Alabama in Huntsville has been awarded a $3.7 million grant from the Department of Defense. The project will focus on the visibility, workforce training and adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies as they pertain to aviation, missiles and ground vehicle systems. – Patch

Discover grants help Black-owned restaurants
Six Black-owned restaurants in Alabama have received $25,000 grants so far as part of Discover’s $5 million nationwide effort to help restaurants recover from the pandemic. The grant program will close Oct. 31. –

Limestone County gin produces season’s first cotton bale
Associated Growers Co-op Inc. in Athens in Limestone County says it has produced the first ginned bale of cotton this season in Alabama. The cotton was planted April 4 and picked Sept. 21, farmer Will Goode said. – The New Courier 

Birmingham firm breaks ground on Florida healthcare facility
Birmingham’s Robins & Morton has broken ground on the AdventHealth Port Orange freestanding emergency department in Port Orange, Florida. The 18,400-squre-foot, 24-bed emergency department is scheduled to open in 2021. – South Florida Hospital News

Protective Life to acquire Atlanta-based Revolos
Protective Life Corp., based in Birmingham, will acquire the Atlanta-based Revolos family of companies by the first quarter of 2021. Terms were not disclosed. –

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