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  • New tunnel, premium RV section at Talladega Superspeedway on schedule despite weather

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    Construction of a new oversized vehicle tunnel and premium RV infield parking section at Talladega Superspeedway is still on schedule to be completed in time for the April NASCAR race, despite large amounts of rainfall and unusual groundwater conditions underneath the track.

    Track Chairman Grant Lynch, during a news conference Wednesday at the track, said he’s amazed the general contractor, Taylor Corporation of Oxford, has been able to keep the project on schedule.

    “The amount of water they have pumped out of that and the extra engineering they did from the original design, basically to keep that tunnel from floating up out of the earth, was remarkable,” Lynch said.

  • Alabama workers built 1.6M engines in 2018 to add auto horsepower

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    Alabama’s auto workers built nearly 1.6 million engines last year, as the state industry continues to carve out a place in global markets with innovative, high-performance parts, systems and finished vehicles.

    Last year also saw major new developments in engine manufacturing among the state’s key players, and more advanced infrastructure is on the way in the coming year.

    Hyundai expects to complete a key addition to its engine operations in Montgomery during the first half of 2019, while Honda continues to reap the benefits of a cutting-edge Alabama engine line installed several years ago.

  • Groundbreaking on Alabama’s newest aerospace plant made possible through key partnerships

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    Political and business leaders gathered for a groundbreaking at Alabama’s newest aerospace plant gave credit to the formation of the many key partnerships that made it possible.

    Governor Kay Ivey and several other federal, state and local officials attended the event which celebrated the construction of rocket engine builder Blue Origin’s facility in Huntsville.

When is the time to fix Alabama’s congested roads, bad bridges?

(AAI)

“Our interstates are congested, our bridges are structurally deficient, and our roads are crumbling and unsafe. This is a serious problem that demands a serious solution. No more band-aid approaches or short-term fixes. It’s time to take action and rebuild Alabama’s roads!” #FixALroads

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When is the time to fix Alabama’s congested roads, bad bridges?

(AAI)

“Our interstates are congested, our bridges are structurally deficient, and our roads are crumbling and unsafe. This is a serious problem that demands a serious solution. No more band-aid approaches or short-term fixes. It’s time to take action and rebuild Alabama’s roads!” #FixALroads

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When is the time to fix Alabama’s congested roads, bad bridges?

(AAI)

“Our interstates are congested, our bridges are structurally deficient, and our roads are crumbling and unsafe. This is a serious problem that demands a serious solution. No more band-aid approaches or short-term fixes. It’s time to take action and rebuild Alabama’s roads!” #FixALroads

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