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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.

1 week ago

Living Life On Purpose with Matt Wilson Episode 13: Interview with Sara Franklin

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Imagine getting a diagnosis that would change your life, and how you would respond. Sara Franklin was diagnosed with Epilepsy in the midst of raising a child, being a wife and pursuing a successful career. When she found out she had this new disease, she had a choice: hide from it, or fight it with everything she had. Sara chose to turn her pain into purpose and became executive director at the Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama. Her story is powerful and it shows that our perspective can have a huge impact on the situations we face daily.

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3 weeks ago

Living Life On Purpose with Matt Wilson Episode 12: Interview with Chris and Sophie Corder

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Many marriages go through difficult situations and end in disaster. Addiction, infidelity, anger and deception are just a few of the things that Chris and Sophie Corder walked through in theirs. However, through the grace of God, and His miraculous life-changing power, their marriage has been restored and strengthened. Now, they want to encourage other people through their triumph. They have turned pain into purpose and want to show how God can do anything if we will get out of the way and let Him.

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1 month ago

Living Life On Purpose with Matt Wilson Episode 11: Interview with Lew Burdette, president of King’s Home

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Kidnapped. Stabbed. Thrown into the bottom of a well. Shot in the head. Left for dead. All of this happened to Lew Burdette when he was 15 years old. How would you respond? How did he survive?

Listen to the powerful story of triumph over adversity. He never could have survived without God’s miraculous help, and now he provides help to those who face their own difficult situations on a regular basis.

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2 months ago

Living Life On Purpose with Matt Wilson Episode 10: Interview with Congressman Gary Palmer

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Imagine growing up with no running water in your home, and then becoming one of the top leaders in the United States Congress. Gary grew up in a small town in Alabama, but he has worked his way to the highest levels of the government because of his hard work and willingness to serve. You will be hard-pressed to find a more principled or dedicated leader than Congressman Palmer. In a time where morals and ethics are lacking, Gary continues to shine his light due to his faith. The American Dream is alive and well, and Gary is a great example of what that can look like for anyone who wants to apply themselves.

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2 months ago

Living Life On Purpose Episode 9: Interview with Thomas Cox

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From college coach to chef and entrepreneur, Thomas Cox is a man of many talents. In this episode, he describes the early challenges of playing and coaching football, and how those lessons shaped him into the man he is today. After taking a leap of faith, he has grown his business from a start-up a few years ago to a thriving hospitality company and provider of tasty “home-cooked” meal options for people on the go. Learn how he went through the fire and became stronger because of it.

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3 months ago

Living Life On Purpose with Matt Wilson Episode 8: Interview with John Merrill

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Have you ever wondered why anyone would run for public office? Let alone, do it more than once? Listen to John Merrill share his heart for serving others to learn more about one of the most powerful leaders in Alabama. The Alabama secretary of state discusses servant leadership and how he started from very humble beginnings to rise to his current role. There is a mindset that he describes that can help anyone move forward and achieved their desired level of achievement. Listen in!

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3 months ago

Living Life On Purpose Episode 7: Interview with Amy Williams

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How would you handle extreme adversity in the face of infertility? Amy shares her struggles with this battle, the walk through adoption and, now, the purpose she has from all of the pain. Amy is the founder of Custom Made Kid, a non-profit that helps families with adopted children share the beauty, and power, of adoption. This is a great story that shows how all things work to the good for those who love God and are called according to his purpose. Listen in and share if you enjoy!

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5 months ago

Living Life On Purpose Episode 3: Interview with Bill and Lisa Bright — founders of the Will Bright Foundation and Restoration Springs

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In this episode, Matt sits down with Bill and Lisa Bright, the founders of the Will Bright Foundation and Restoration Springs. The three discuss the struggle of losing their son to addiction, and how they are helping others by trying to prevent these situations in the future. They talk about how they have turned their pain into purpose and how others can do the same with God’s help.

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