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Friday, February 3, 2023

    Busted Knuckle Off Road Vehicles to expand facility

    CULLMAN, Ala. - A group of members from the Cullman Chamber of Commerce, Wallace State, Cullman Area Technology Academy and the Cullman Economic Development Agency went out to tour Busted Knuckle Off Road facility on Wednesday to see the assembly process of Rock Bouncers....

    Gleann Brook Acres providing better beef with pasture-raised Highland cattle

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Scottish Highland cattle are highly sought-after livestock for their docile nature, ability to withstand harsh weather and high-quality beef. Gleann Brook Acres, family-owned and operated business since 2006, has raised more than 200 highlands in over 10 states. Their ranch is...

    NASA partners with industry for new spacewalking, moonwalking services

    WASHINGTON DC - NASA has selected Axiom Space and Collins Aerospace to advance spacewalking capabilities in low-Earth orbit and at the Moon, by buying services that provide astronauts with next generation spacesuit and spacewalk systems to work outside the International Space Station, explore the...

    Alabama poultry’s environmental excellence

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Poultry ranks as Alabama’s top-producing agricultural commodity. The industry continues to strive for environmental excellence each day while meeting the demand of consumers. Advancements in Poultry Production Through scientific research and adoption of new technologies, poultry farmers are becoming more efficient. In...

    Alabama’s booming catfish industry ranked #2 in U.S.

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Alabama has a reputation for cooking and serving delicious food. Barbecue, coleslaw and fried chicken are all southern staples. In the summer, though, nothing really beats a plate of fried catfish. The state’s affinity for catfish goes beyond just cooking and eating. Alabama...

    Tyson Foods renews commitment to Alabama’s agriculture industry with $208 million dollar investment in new Hanceville facility

    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Tyson Foods, Friday morning at Wallace State Community College, announced a new facility adjacent to its former Hanceville Tyson Foods/ River Valley Ingredients rendering plant. The previous plant was part of Tyson’s Hanceville complex and suffered a total loss due to...

    Cullman area wages not keeping up with inflation

    CULLMAN, Ala. - The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the Decatur area wages have increased by 0.2% from January 2021 - January 2022 while inflation has risen about 8%. Athens State University Economics Professor Jeff Johnson described the process of tracking inflation, “The...

    Governor Ivey announces BELLA+CANVAS plans high-tech fabric-cutting facility in Alabama, creating 557 jobs in Wetumpka

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced that BELLA+CANVAS, a fast-growing apparel manufacturer with a “Made in the U.S.A” focus, plans a major investment in Alabama to open an advanced fabric-cutting facility expected to create over 550 jobs in Wetumpka. Los Angeles-based BELLA+CANVAS...

    Don’t be stumped by the 2022 timber market

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Alabama timber industry is successfully healing after the COVID-19 pandemic’s temporary crippling of the market two years ago. The virus’s impact on mill capacity rates and lumber prices started in early 2020, and it is still likely to cause...

    Economic development leaders give industry and workforce updates at Industry Appreciation Night

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Industry Appreciation Night took place Tuesday at the Terri Pines County Club featuring the many industries in Cullman who got a chance to mingle and network with their supporting industry partners. Guest speakers congratulated the growing industry in Cullman. Presenting...