Entries by Bud McLaughlin

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 […]

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 […]