Entries by Bud McLaughlin

Torch Technologies Makes “Top 100 Government Contractors” List

Torch Technologies continues to climb in the rankings of the nation’s top government contractors. In the annual Washington Technology “Top 100,” Torch Technologies was ranked 59th, up two spots from 2018. The list ranks the largest government contractors by their prime contract dollars in IT, professional services, telecommunications, and other high-tech service areas. For Huntsville-based […]

Dynetics Technical Solutions Adding Hemisphere’s Largest Electron Beam Welding System

Big things are happening for Dynetics Technical Solutions. In fact, some of the largest things in the world are happening for the Huntsville company. Dynetics Technical Solutions recently signed an agreement with Pro-Beam to acquire the largest electron beam welding system in the Western hemisphere. The 22 feet long, 22 feet wide and 22 feet […]

Trash Pandas Announce Retail Store Relocation, Expansion

MADISON — The Rocket City Trash Pandas are on the move. The minor league baseball team that begins play next season is relocating its retail store at Bridge Street Town Centre, effective July 29. The Trash Pandas Emporium will be adjacent to the bridge in the former Michael Kors store, next to Moe’s Southwest Grill. […]

South Huntsville Selected for AARP Livable Community Grant

South Huntsville has been awarded an AARP Livable Community Challenge grant, the South Huntsville Main Business Association announced. The grant is one of 159 awarded nationwide through AARP’s “quick action” grant program. The Huntsville Planning Department was instrumental in South Huntsville applying for the grant. Funds from the grant will be used to produce more […]

HudsonAlpha Scientists Help Secure the Future of Chocolate with Improved Cacao Reference Genome

People around the world consumed nearly 7.7 million tons of chocolate in the last year, but the cacao crop that supports the production of these sweets is under significant environmental threat. Millions of cacao farmers in West Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America feel the pressures of ever-increasing consumption, a changing climate and devastating fungal […]

Merit Bank to Open Headquarters in Huntsville

Merit Bank will open its doors this month as a newly established financial institution headquartered in the Huntsville market. In less than 60 days, Merit Bank raised $25 million from hundreds of investors with diverse backgrounds from across North Alabama. In that same time, the bank gained approval from all three regulatory agencies – the […]