Entries by Bud McLaughlin

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 […]

Mayor: ‘No better time to live in Huntsville’

  Calling it a “day of celebration,” Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle reeled off a list of successes the city accomplished over the last few years. “What started 10 years ago began as a vision,” he said. “Then a plan.” “You are the reason we are stronger then ever,” he told the audience of some 1,200 […]

FBI to expand presence on Redstone Arsenal

  Huntsville’s moniker as “the Federal City of the South” was further bolstered Thursday with the announcement of a planned FBI expansion. The FBI, which has about 300 personnel stationed at Redstone Arsenal, will add another 1,350 employees, according to the agency’s senior executive at Redstone, Robert Hamilton. The personnel will come from the Washington […]

Onyx Aerospace opens office in Stovehouse

  Athens-based Onyx Aerospace has expanded and opened an office in Stovehouse on Huntsville’s Westside. The announcement was made by Stovehouse Properties and Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate. The aerospace engineering firm will occupy a 2,058-square-foot open-air office space. “Stovehouse is a vibrant destination that has given us the freedom and flexibility we were looking for,” said […]

Trash Pandas launch logo to worldwide acclaim and demand

  MADISON — Admittedly, Ralph Nelson said he didn’t like the nickname of the new baseball team. “To be honest, I hated the name (Trash Pandas),” he said. Now, Nelson, who is the CEO of the Rocket City Trash Pandas, is the biggest fan of the name. On Saturday, the team launched its official logo […]

Trash Pandas to Unveil Logos, Team Colors on Saturday

MADISON — Amidst a cavalcade of music, fireworks and unprecedented excitement, the Rocket City Trash Pandas will unveil their team colors and six – yes, 6 – logos at a grand celebration Saturday night in Madison’s Dublin Park. “We are just so grateful for the unprecedented support we’ve received from Madison, Huntsville and throughout North […]

Turner celebrates topping out at Aerojet Rocketdyne plant

Turner Construction recently celebrated the topping-out for Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Huntsville. The facility began construction in March and is set for completion in December. The 136,000-square-foot industrial facility, sitting on 18.25 acres at the corner of Pulaski Pike and Prosperity Drive, will be used to produce subcomponents of the AR1 rocket engines, […]

Sentar awarded $12.1 Billion U.S. Army contract

  Sentar, a Woman-Owned Small Business, was recently awarded a potential, nine-year, $12.1 billion contract from the Army. The Huntsville-based company specializes in advanced cybersecurity and intelligence services and technology. The award is an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-3 services, known as ITES-3S. The program  is expected to be the Army’s primary […]