Entries by Bud McLaughlin

Trash Pandas, Cumulus Announce Broadcast Partnership

MADISON — Against a backdrop of the new ballpark under construction, the Rocket City Trash Pandas and Cumulus Media announced an expansive three-year partnership, which will bring live radio broadcasts of the team’s 140 games on WUMP 103.9 FM/730 AM. Calling the play-by-play will be Josh Caray, the grandson of legendary Hall of Fame broadcaster […]

Auto Supplier DaikyoNishikawa to Locate First U.S. Plant in Huntsville, Creating 380 Jobs

Japan-based DaikyoNishikawa US will build a $110 million auto parts manufacturing facility in Huntsville, the company announced Tuesday. “Huntsville welcomes DaikyoNishikawa to our growing regional network of automotive suppliers,” Mayor Tommy Battle said. “They’re joining an outstanding partnership with Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A., and we’re collectively witnessing the birth of a major automotive hub for […]

Hays Farm Multi-use Development Planned for South Huntsville

The answer to the long-asked question “What is going to happen with Haysland Square?” is finally provided. Hays Farm, an 850-acre development, will soon be raised in South Huntsville after the 55-year-old shopping center is razed. Jim Hays, John Hays and Jeff Enfinger announced plans for the project which will include an entertainment district, nature […]

Abaco Expanding to Redstone Gateway

Abaco Systems, a manufacturer of embedded computing solutions, is the latest company to join the ranks of Redstone Gateway. The company, which provides military, defense, aerospace and industrial applications, plans to relocate in the fall. Abaco has leased 37,400 square feet in 8800 Redstone Gateway, a 76,000 square-foot building under construction at Redstone Gateway, the […]

Huntsville/Madison County Chamber Wins Prestigious Award from Site Selection Magazine

The Huntsville/Madison County Chamber has been honored with a Mac Conway Award, which was revealed in the May 2019 issue of Site Selection magazine. The magazine’s Mac Conway Awards for Excellence in Economic Development recognize the top local and regional economic development agencies in the US for their roles in helping to deliver prosperity to […]

Yulista to Join Redstone Gateway Community in 2020

Huntsville-based Yulista is moving to Redstone Gateway. The aerospace defense contractor, now in Cummings Research Park, is planning a four-building campus at Redstone Gateway, a mixed-use, office park being developed by Corporate Office Properties Trust and Jim Wilson & Associates.  Yulista’s campus will be one of the largest at Redstone Gateway, consisting of a multi-story […]

Former NASA Acting Administrator, MSFC Director Robert Lightfoot Joins Lockheed Martin

Robert Lightfoot, a longtime NASA executive who served as both the agency’s acting administrator and highest-ranking civil servant, will join Lockheed Martin Space as vice president, Strategy and Business Development, effective May 6. In his new role, Lightfoot will lead strategic planning, advanced technology concepts, and new business strategy for the corporation’s Space business area. […]

Mazda Toyota Plant Reaches New Heights with Milestone

With the first steel column now in place, construction is well underway for Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A. (MTMUS). Team members celebrated the milestone with a small gathering at the plant site Tuesday. Despite a heavy rain season, construction of the $1.6 billion advanced manufacturing facility in Limestone County remains on schedule. “Today marks an exciting […]