Entries by Bud McLaughlin

Ribbon-cutting set for South Memorial Parkway

The wait is almost over! State and city officials will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 31 to open the the mainline of South Memorial Parkway, a major milestone for the $53.9 million improvements project between Golf Road and Whitesburg Drive. Gov. Kay Ivey, Mayor Tommy Battle and other state and city officials will be on […]

MidCity Huntsville posts Open Letter to Trader Joe’s

Open Letter to Trader Joe’s Huntsville’s Rocket City legacy is based on the “right stuff” and the city’s newest entertainment/retail/dining complex is doing the “write stuff” to lure a business. MidCity Huntsville has followed up a Facebook campaign with its own “Open Letter to Trader Joe’s”. RCP Cos., the developers of MidCity Huntsville – the […]

HudsonAlpha ‘Cloud Whisperer’ to present at Google conference

SAN FRANCISCO – HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Technology Director Katreena Mullican has been invited to present at the Google Next ‘18 conference. Google Next is an international conference where more than 10,000 developers, technology leaders, and entrepreneurs come together to have a collaborative discussion about the Google Cloud Platform. The conference is Tuesday through Thursday. […]

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 […]