Entries by Bud McLaughlin

HudsonAlpha mourns passing of co-founder Lonnie McMillian

The team at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology mourns the passing of an inspirational leader, Lonnie McMillian, the co-founder and chairman emeritus of the Institute. McMillian died Sunday. He was 90. McMillian was a founder of Adtran, a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment. When he retired from the company in 2001, he […]

Trash Pandas to reopen store Feb. 1

After shattering every known Minor League Baseball record for brand popularity in 2018, the Rocket City Trash Pandas have temporarily closed the Trash Pandas Emporium at Bridge Street Town Center. However, the team will reopen the store Feb. 1 as a combined merchandise and ticket center. The grand reopening will feature previously unavailable, but high-in-demand […]

Turner Construction Renovating TMDE Lab

Turner Construction recently began renovating the Army’s TMDE Activity’s Primary Standards Lab at Redstone Arsenal. The 76,000 square-foot facility is used for primary-level calibration and repair of Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) that the Army uses for its vehicles, weapons and equipment. “As the agency responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Army and […]

Twin Peaks to Open in Huntsville

Twin Peaks, a “sports lodge” known for its made-from-scratch menu and ice-cold, 29-degree beer is coming to Huntsville in January. When the restaurant opens at 5901 University Drive – the former Macaroni Grill site, it will feature 61 high-definition flat screen TVs and 32 beers on tap and two full bars. The indoor bar features […]

Cecil Ashburn Drive project to begin Jan. 7

  The City of Huntsville is set to begin critical roadwork in early January to improve safety and increase capacity on Cecil Ashburn Drive, one of the city’s most heavily trafficked corridors. Listed as a priority improvement project in Huntsville’s “Restore Our Roads” agreement with the Alabama Department of Transportation, contractors will widen Cecil Ashburn Drive […]

A landmark groundbreaking for Madison, Duluth Trading Co.

  MADISON — It was a “less than perfect weather day but a perfect day for a groundbreaking.” With those remarks, Madison Chamber of Commerce Board President Carmelita Palmer opened a landmark groundbreaking ceremony Friday. The Duluth Trading Co., an innovative apparel retailer noted for its unique TV commercials (the store has a link to […]

Huntsville to Launch Mobile and Credit Card Downtown Parking Payments

Huntsville’s high-tech expertise takes a leap into downtown parking. The city is adopting new technologies to make it easier for patrons to pay for parking with a smartphone and credit card. Early next year, about 400 parking spaces, including those with coin-operated meters, will be updated for easy pay by smartphone and credit card options. […]

Downtown Huntsville honored by international group

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Downtown Huntsville Inc. was awarded a Certificate of Merit Award for the Spragins Street Greenway and Cycle Track Connector by the International Downtown Association. The project was awarded a Certificate of Merit in the category of Planning during the IDA’s 64th annual conference and trade show. This category features planning efforts […]

HudsonAlpha’s Brewer named IAAP Foundation board chair

Stacey Brewer, executive coordinator for Dr. Neil Lamb at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, was recently appointed as board chair for the International Association of Administrative Professionals Foundation. Brewer will serve a two-year term. “Successful organizations depend on top-tier administrative professionals like Stacey Brewer,” said Lamb. “Admins are arguably the critical ‘connective tissue’ that keep a […]