Entries by Bud McLaughlin

Main Street Alabama Team to Visit South Huntsville, seeks public input

  If you see “5 or 6 people bouncing around” south Huntsville over the next few days, there’s no need to call 911. Most likely it’s the resource team from Main Street Alabama doing research as part of its task of making recommendations for the UrbanMain Street South Huntsville program. Main Street Alabama began in […]

AEgis wins laser weapons contract

Huntsville-based AEgis Technologies has been awarded a $29 million contract for high-energy laser weapons. The contract, awarded by the Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, is to support the High Energy Laser Division of the SMDC Air & Missile Defense Directorate.   AEgis and its partners will conduct an array of high-energy […]

New Radiance Technologies facility ‘brings family back together’

There will be a family reunion when Radiance Technologies’ new headquarters is finished next year. At the company’s ground-breaking ceremony, Radiance President Bill Bailey said they were ‘bringing the family back together.” The employee-owned company will be housed in a 100,000 square-foot facility in Cummings Research Park bringing the 500-member “family” together from its current […]

Teledyne Brown to aid in completion of Bellefonte Nuclear Plant

Huntsville-based Teledyne Brown Engineering will take part in the completion of the Bellefonte Nuclear Generating Station near Scottsboro. The Tennessee Valley Authority shut down the plant in Hollywood in 1988. Nuclear Development LLC, led by Chattanooga-based developer Franklin L. Haney, purchased the plant at a November 2016 auction with a winning bid of $111 million. Last […]

Top Ten nickname finalists for new baseball team revealed

MADISON — The 10 finalists in the BallCorps LLC “Name the Team” contest have been revealed. Ballcorps is the owner of the Southern League baseball franchise to be relocated from Mobile to Madison for the 2020 season. All names were nominated by residents of the Tennessee Valley. Working with Brandiose of San Diego, the Minor […]

Ribbon-cutting set for South Memorial Parkway

The wait is almost over! State and city officials will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 31 to open the the mainline of South Memorial Parkway, a major milestone for the $53.9 million improvements project between Golf Road and Whitesburg Drive. Gov. Kay Ivey, Mayor Tommy Battle and other state and city officials will be on […]

MidCity Huntsville posts Open Letter to Trader Joe’s

Open Letter to Trader Joe’s Huntsville’s Rocket City legacy is based on the “right stuff” and the city’s newest entertainment/retail/dining complex is doing the “write stuff” to lure a business. MidCity Huntsville has followed up a Facebook campaign with its own “Open Letter to Trader Joe’s”. RCP Cos., the developers of MidCity Huntsville – the […]

HudsonAlpha ‘Cloud Whisperer’ to present at Google conference

SAN FRANCISCO – HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Technology Director Katreena Mullican has been invited to present at the Google Next ‘18 conference. Google Next is an international conference where more than 10,000 developers, technology leaders, and entrepreneurs come together to have a collaborative discussion about the Google Cloud Platform. The conference is Tuesday through Thursday. […]

Woodbridge celebrates grand opening of Huntsville facility

The Rocket City is quickly becoming the Auto City. On Wednesday, Woodbridge Alabama held a ribbon-cutting as it opened its Huntsville manufacturing facility. The company is an automotive parts supplier and manufactures polyurethane seating foam for the Nissan Titan, Altima and Rogue. Woodbridge Alabama recently established its newest location in Southpoint Industrial Park in Tanner, […]