Entries by Bud McLaughlin

Woodbridge celebrates grand opening of Huntsville facility

The Rocket City is quickly becoming the Auto City. On Wednesday, Woodbridge Alabama held a ribbon-cutting as it opened its Huntsville manufacturing facility. The company is an automotive parts supplier and manufactures polyurethane seating foam for the Nissan Titan, Altima and Rogue. Woodbridge Alabama recently established its newest location in Southpoint Industrial Park in Tanner, […]

BAE expansion in Cummings Research Park to create hundreds of jobs

“It’s rainy outside but we have sunny news today.” And, with those words, Joe Newberry, past chair of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber, began Monday’s economic announcement. BAE Systems announced a $45.5 million project to expand its operations in Huntsville’s Cummings Research Park. The expansion will bring hundreds of jobs and the new building is expected […]

MidCity Huntsville gets its High Point

Just a year ago, the Rocket City was not on the top of the mind of the owner of the Southeast’s top climbing facility. But, after some gentle persuasion by a top city official, that facility is coming to MidCity Huntsville. “Huntsville was not on our radar until a year ago,” said Johnny O’Brien, co-owner […]

MidCity Huntsville hoping to snare Trader Joe’s

Huntsville’s latest retail/dining/entertainment complex is hoping to snare a major market player. RCP Cos., the developers of MidCity Huntsville – the 100-acre mixed-use community on the site of the former Madison Square Mall on University Drive – has launched a Facebook campaign urging people to contact Trader Joe’s (www.traderjoes.com) to bring the store here. Last […]

Teledyne to start space-based imaging

A Teledyne Brown Engineering-built sensor system will soon be sending images from the International Space Station. Teledyne Technologies announced the successful launch of the DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (DESIS) to the International Space Station (ISS) on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.  Over the next three months, the DESIS instrument, designed and built by the […]

Drury Inn & Suites in Huntsville nears completion

For several weeks, motorists along I-565 and area residents have noticed a building going up along the freeway across the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and adjacent to Calhoun Community College. Inquiring minds wanted to know. Well, the answer is it is a Drury Inn & Suites and is slated to open in a few […]

‘Strong community partner’ LG Electronics expands in Huntsville with solar panel plant

Life’s good in Huntsville – literally and figuratively. LG Electronics, a long-time player in Huntsville has business announced plans for a $28 million solar panel assembly plant. The plant will create 160 jobs and workers will assemble LG’s “Neon 2” series 60-cell modules. The high-performance solar panels will generate more than 17 percent more power […]