Category Archives: Alabama

Alabama housing market hopping and healthy.

ALABAMA — Alabama’s real estate market for homes is still growing and thriving, with more to come, a new report shows. HousingPredictor.com recently analyzed indicators for this year and found some really good news for homeowners. The prices of homes ...

Lockheed Martin missile plant launches job generator.

TROY, Ala. – Lockheed Martin recently celebrated the opening of a new cruise missile manufacturing annex that has helped add 75 jobs here this year. The annex will support an increase in U.S. and international orders. “The completion of the cruise mi ...

Kamtek unveils 350+ new jobs in Birmingham.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Kamtek plans to spend more than $500 million in expansion money and add 354 jobs to its Birmingham operations. The auto supplier recently announced the plans to add to its Alabama plant, including opening a new aluminum casting faci ...

Lockheed brings 100-job boost to Huntsville.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Lockheed Martin plans to add 100 new jobs here to support an increase in battle management operations. The company will add the jobs as part of a plan to expand its command, control, battle management and communications work. Lockh ...

Grille 29 seeks 100+ restaurant pros in Birmingham.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Casual, upscale restaurant Grille 29 is hiring more than 100 people to staff its new Alabama restaurant. Grille 29 will be in the Brookwood Village shopping center and is slated to open in October. Those doing the hiring are seeking f ...

LP planning 20 more jobs at Thomasville mill.

THOMASVILLE, Ala. — Louisiana-Pacific Corp. is expanding its plant here with plans to add 20 jobs next year. The company will add production of LP FlameBlock Fire-Rated OSB sheathing. Construction on the new line will begin in the third quarter of 201 ...

Alabama workforce training getting overhaul.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama has long had a strong workforce development machine. It will soon be transformed into a more convenient force for jobs. Alabama’s key workforce development programs are being restructured into a one-stop-shop within the Al ...

Raise a glass to Alabama’s $2 billion beer biz.

ALABAMA — Beer brews a bunch of Alabama jobs. A new economic impact study shows America’s beer industry, made up of brewers, beer importers, beer distributors, brewer suppliers and retailers, contributes more than $2 billion annually to Alabama ...

Parts supplier Schmidt opening Auburn plant.

AUBURN, Ala. — German company Schmidt Maschinenbau GmbH is investing $17 million to build a new plant here that will employ 50 people. Schmidt recently announced its subsidiary, Schmidt USA, will produce engine components for Mercedes-Benz and other G ...

Airbus supplier REEL bringing 20+ Brookley jobs.

MOBILE, Ala. — Aerospace company REEL USA Corp. plans to employ more than 20 people at a new facility in Brookley. REEL USA will open an office and workshop at the Mobile Aeroplex, where the company will service the critical jigs and tools used in Air ...

Solar energy set to electrify Alabama’s economy.

ALABAMA — Solar power is on track as a booming growth industry in Alabama’s economic future. Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield recently pulled together all the current solar power initiatives for a crystal-ball look into Alabama’s fut ...

Mobile to host regional development conference.

MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile’s economic development just got a boost from economic development. The Southern Economic Development Council recently voted to stage its 2018 annual convention here. The council encompasses 17 Southern states and more than 1, ...

Veterans: Birmingham’s Samford U. wants you.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Samford University’s nursing school wants to help veterans pursue health care careers. The Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing will launch a program designed specifically to meet the needs of veterans seeking a bachelor of scienc ...