Entries by Kimberly Ballard

From Rockets to Autos: Panalpina Expects to See More Use for the Giant Antonov 124

Today, a delivery for Huntsville’s aerospace industry. Tomorrow, overly large, very heavy crucial parts and pieces for Alabama’s growing automotive manufacturing industry. As North Alabama’s automotive manufacturing industry takes off, so are heavy air freight cargo planes likely to soar in and out of the Port of Huntsville’s intermodal cargo center – and we mean […]

Lumberjacks, Flannel Ribbon-Cutting Mark Rainy Opening of Duluth Trading Co.

MADISON — Duluth Trading Co., known for its durable, high-quality apparel and iconic TV commercials, opened its first Alabama store in weather befitting the company’s products. Despite the rain, local dignitaries and excited patrons gathered in front of the store for the cutting of a flannel ribbon, followed by Timberworks traveling Lumberjack Show. “We had […]

Successful Business Family Brings Hand & Stone Massage to Huntsville

Ayesha Patel may be one of Huntsville’s youngest new business owners but, at 26, she comes from a long line of successful Huntsville franchise owners who have built multiple restaurant concepts that were new to Huntsville when they opened. Now the owner of Alabama’s first Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa is introducing Huntsville […]

Huntsville Entrepreneurs Open Cicerone-Certified Brass Tap Beer Bar

Craft beer lovers will have a full-bodied experience awaiting them Monday when Huntsville entrepreneurs Chris Ray and Kurt Morganweck open the Brass Tap Beer Bar. Located in the Shops at Merchant Square on Bob Wallace Avenue and South Memorial Parkway, the Brass Tap will offer more than 300 beers from around the world, 56 craft […]

Clift Farm: Breland Companies Bought the Farm That Jack Built

MADISON — In 1850, the population of rural Madison was less than 500 residents. Alabama farmers were producing nearly 565,000 bales of cotton and nearly 29 million bushels of corn a year. John Henry Clift bought a small piece of rural farmland in what was then called Madison Station. Since then, six generations of the […]

Dynetics Opens State-of-the-art Manufacturing Facility

Dynetics expanded its footprint in Cumming Research Park Thursday with the opening of the Dr. Stephen M. Gilbert Advanced Manufacturing Facility. The 78,000 square-foot manufacturing and assembly facility is named for one of the company’s co-founders.  The state-of-the-art Gilbert Advanced Manufacturing Facility joins a Solutions Complex and the Dynetics Technical Solutions headquarters as the sixth […]

Electronic Express Opens First Huntsville Location

Hoping to fill a void in South Huntsville, Electronic Express recently opened its first store in the city in Jones Valley. “Our philosophy is ‘We Make it Happen’,” said operations manager Haley Harville. “We have had a store in Decatur for five years, but we are currently expanding into Huntsville and Florence. “We opened this […]

Hays Farm Presentation Set for Thursday

The South Huntsville Business Association will host a community presentation of the Hays Farm revitalization project Thursday in the Grissom High School auditorium. It will start at 6 p.m.   Jim and John Hays, along with Jeff Enfinger of The Enfinger Cos., are developing the 850-acre generational Hays Farm into a multi-use project with 110 acres […]