The Wire

  • 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.

Franchising isn’t broken – Don’t fix it!

(Protect Alabama Business/Contributed)

Alabama’s 12,000 franchise businesses – restaurants, hotels, gyms, health care, child care and more – create nearly 125,000 jobs across the state. New businesses open, expand and hire more workers every day. Franchising works for Alabama!

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Unfortunately, some in Alabama are trying to change that. The so-called “Protect Alabama Small Business Act,” SB 129/HB 352, would increase regulation and get the government involved in private contracts between franchise locations and the brand.

Economists say that this will kill 4,500 jobs and cost Alabama $350 million – and cause Alabama’s franchise growth to fall behind Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida.

Alabama lawmakers: franchising isn’t broken – don’t fix it! Oppose HB 352. Learn more here: www.protectalabamabusiness.org.

Franchising isn’t broken – Don’t fix it!

(Protect Alabama Business/Contributed)

Alabama’s 12,000 franchise businesses – restaurants, hotels, gyms, health care, child care and more – create nearly 125,000 jobs across the state. New businesses open, expand and hire more workers every day. Franchising works for Alabama!

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Unfortunately, some in Alabama are trying to change that. The so-called “Protect Alabama Small Business Act,” SB 129/HB 352, would increase regulation and get the government involved in private contracts between franchise locations and the brand.

Economists say that this will kill 4,500 jobs and cost Alabama $350 million – and cause Alabama’s franchise growth to fall behind Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida.

Alabama lawmakers: franchising isn’t broken – don’t fix it! Oppose HB 352. Learn more here: www.protectalabamabusiness.org.

Franchising isn’t broken – Don’t fix it!

(Protect Alabama Business/Contributed)

Alabama’s 12,000 franchise businesses – restaurants, hotels, gyms, health care, child care and more – create nearly 125,000 jobs across the state. New businesses open, expand and hire more workers every day. Franchising works for Alabama!

79

Unfortunately, some in Alabama are trying to change that. The so-called “Protect Alabama Small Business Act,” SB 129/HB 352, would increase regulation and get the government involved in private contracts between franchise locations and the brand.

Economists say that this will kill 4,500 jobs and cost Alabama $350 million – and cause Alabama’s franchise growth to fall behind Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida.

Alabama lawmakers: franchising isn’t broken – don’t fix it! Oppose HB 352. Learn more here: www.protectalabamabusiness.org.