Trachte plans expansion at Vernon facility, PNC completes merger / announces new leadership

Trachte plans expansion at Vernon facility
Trachte Building Systems, which manufactures steel self-storage systems, is expanding its facility in Vernon in Northwest Alabama. The Wisconsin-based Trachte plans to invest $11.5 million and create 70 new jobs over the next three years. – Made in Alabama

PNC completes merger, announces new leadership
PNC Bank’s $11.6 billion purchase of BBVA is complete, and PNC has named a new leadership team for Alabama. In addition, the bank says that Birmingham will become one of the company’s technology development centers.  – 

Faulkner institutes ag law pathway
Students at Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law can now take advantage of a three-year ag law pathway. The program includes opportunities and resources, including internships, to enter the field of agriculture law. – Alabama Political Reporter

Talladega College president to step down
Billy C. Hawkins, president of Talladega College since 2008, will step down June 30. Among other accomplishments at the school, Hawkins oversaw the launch of the school’s first graduate program, an online Master of Science in computer information services. – Talladega College

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