Entries by Bud McLaughlin

‘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 […]

CFDRC acquisition to speed discovery of new antibiotics

A pair of HudsonAlpha companies are combining to speed the discovery of new antibiotics. CFD Research Corp. has acquired the drug discovery division of iXpressGenes; both are associate companies at Huntsville-based HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. As part of the acquisition, CFDRC obtained iXG’s high-throughput antimicrobial discovery platform called EMAD (Extremophilic Microbiome Antimicrobial Discovery) and all […]

‘Main Street Alabama’ designation to make South Huntsville a ‘special place’

There may be no specified downtown nor an entertainment district per se. In fact, South Huntsville’s “main street” is a four-lane divided highway that carries a U.S. route designation. But, the area that stretches from roughly south of Governors to drive to the Tennessee River is a Main Street Alabama community. “I couldn’t be more […]

EOS selects Huntsville for flagship manufacturing facility

Electro Optic Systems (EOS), a leading Australian technology company in the aerospace and defense markets, has selected Huntsville for its flagship U.S. manufacturing facility. The company made the announcement Wednesday, joined by state and city leaders at the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber. “EOS is very happy to have the opportunity to formally join the Huntsville community,” […]

South Huntsville selected as Main Street Alabama Community

South Huntsville has been designated a Main Street Alabama community, according to a statement Friday from the nonprofit Main Street Alabama organization. The area of Huntsville will join a statewide effort to build stronger communities through effective downtown and neighborhood commercial district revitalization. Main Street Alabama uses a national model with a 40-year track record […]