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IT services firm Provalus to create 300 jobs at Alabama facility

Governor Kay Ivey announced that Provalus, a company specializing in business technology service and support, plans to invest $6.5 million to open a center in Brewton staffed with 300 workers. Atlanta-based Optomi, one of the nation’s fastest-growing tech-staff firms, launched Provalus to provide an alternative to overseas outsourcing of business functions. Provalus aims to utilize untapped talent in small communities for technology, …

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North Alabama to get 265 new jobs with $139M investment

Three companies in north Alabama are poised to invest $139 million thereby creating 265 new jobs. AL.com reports Wolverine Tube, United Launch Alliance and Dynetics submitted business proposals to receive approval of noneducational tax abatements from the Decatur Industrial Development Board in Morgan County. Wolverine Tube plans to build and operate an integrated aluminum manufacturing facility, which would combine its aluminum extrusion operations, friction …

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Alabama company lands aerospace contract worth up to $111M

An aviation company in Enterprise is expanding operations with a federal contract. The U.S. Department of State’s Office of Aviation has awarded Arista Aviation Service LLC a five-year contract to maintain the agency’s UH-1 helicopters. The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a maximum value of $111 million. Read the full article here.

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Details, renderings of new Constellation project in downtown Huntsville

The stars have finally aligned at Constellation in downtown Huntsville. Huntsville developer Scott McLain and partners met for a news conference this morning at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott to discuss the future of the old Heart of Huntsville Mall property on Memorial Parkway at Clinton Avenue. The $180 million project will feature nearly 1.5 million square feet of mixed-use …

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Mohawk creating 380 jobs, investing $70 million in new Alabama fiber operation

Mohawk Industries will invest $70 million in Jackson County as part of an agreement provided to AL.com by the Alabama Department of Commerce. The Georgia floor manufacturer will create 380 full-time jobs at its new fiber operation in the old Beaulieu America plant in Bridgeport. The permanent positions will pay an average annual salary of $35,813. An analysis by the …

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Spanish Fort Company Wins Millions In Naval Contract

An Alabama-based company has won a $260 million contract to work on Navy ships. A Pentagon announcement says International Marine and Industrial Applicators of Spanish Fort and QED Systems Inc. of Virginia Beach, Virginia, will share the work. The contract is to put paint and other coatings on naval vessels. The work will be performed at three sites on the …

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Manufacturer to expand operations in Birmingham, add 22 jobs

STERIS/IMS, an Ohio-based company, is expanding its global specialty services headquarters in Birmingham with a $1.6 million investment. According to a release from the Birmingham Business Alliance, the move will create an additional 22 jobs. “We are again pleased to continue to invest within the City of Birmingham, with expanded capabilities to better serve our Customers,” STERIS CEO Walt Rosebrough …

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Manufacturer plans to create jobs in $20M expansion

An Opelika auto supplier is planning to add 100 new jobs over the next three years on the back of a $20 million expansion. Hanwha Advanced Materials America LLC originally launched in Opelika in 2005 with 150 employees. Since then, the company has invested nearly $80 million. Read full article here.

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Walgreens adding 140 jobs in Alabama facility

Walgreen’s is set to add up to 140 new employees at a call center in north Alabama. According to the Times Daily, the move will boost the company presence at the Southgate Mall to 640 employees. The company set up its Muscle Shoals call center in 2004. In 2013, the company completed a $3.9 million, 15,000-square-foot expansion that added another …

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Regions plans $23 million Hattiesburg facility, 90 more jobs

Regions Bank announced Monday that it will build a 75,000-square-foot operations center in Hattiesburg at a cost of $23 million and add 90 jobs. The facility will accommodate employees now working in three locations in downtown Hattiesburg, the bank said in a news release. Birmingham-based Regions Financial Corp. is by far the largest bank operating in Mississippi, with $125 billion …