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Here is today's summary of economic development news, a free service of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, representing Alabama's private sector investment in economic development.  If you enjoy NewsFlash, thank an EDPA Partner

 

In this issue:
Gov. Robert Bentley to visit Huntsville Friday; announce innovation grant for UAH
Brookley Aeroplex positioning itself at epicenter of Mobile's expanding international economy
Construction plans announced for Aerospace Training Facility at B.C. Rain
RACO Alabama announces sales and technical assistance office in Seoul Korea

 


 

 

 

Gov. Robert Bentley to visit Huntsville Friday; announce innovation grant for UAH
By Paul Gattis | pgattis@al.com 
on February 18, 2013
 
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Gov. Robert Bentley will be in Huntsville on Friday, taking part in two announcements related to the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
 

Bentley will be at a ceremony on Redstone Arsenal on Friday morning, announcing an innovation grant for UAH from the state, according to the school.

 

Bentley will also take part in the unveiling of Charger 1, which the school describes as  a new research device that will be instrumental in advancing propulsion technology and maintaining Alabama's status as one of the leading states in the nation in aerospace and propulsion research.

 

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Brookley Aeroplex positioning itself at epicenter of Mobile's expanding international economy
By Kelli Dugan | kdugan@al.com 
on February 19, 2013 

 

MOBILE, Alabama - With groundbreaking on a $600 million Airbus plant barely two months away, Mobile's Brookley Aeroplex is in full preparation mode for its newest tenant and the chain reaction of aerospace activity the aircraft assembly plant is expected to spawn.

 

Bill Sisson, executive director of the Mobile Airport Authority, said the former U.S. Air Force base currently boasts about 160 acres available for development plus roughly 80 acres of existing structures that - with proper planning - can be repurposed for more efficient use.

 

"The economy in Mobile is very global, and Brookley is at the epicenter of that. There's just a lot of potential for international development that includes not only Airbus and its suppliers such as Safran Engineering but longtime partners such as Continental Motors and ST Aerospace Mobile," Sisson said.

 

 

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Construction plans announced for Aerospace Training Facility at B.C. Rain
By Sally Pearsall Ericson | sericson@al.com 
on February 18, 2013 

MOBILE, Alabama - Officials with Mobile County schools unveiled plans on Monday for the new Aerospace Training Facility to be built at B.C. Rain High School.

At the media conference at the school system's district office, architect Sandy McArthur with Watermark Design Group set up display boards with a rendering, a floor plan and a site drawing for the facility.

 

The 15,500-square-foot building will be able to accommodate a variety of training programs, McArthur said. "We wanted a building that would resemble a lot of what you see in industry" with open workshop spaces and a capacity for cranes, he said, adding that the design leaves room for modifications and expansion in the future.

 

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 RACO Alabama announces sales and technical assistance office in Seoul Korea

 

RACO Alabama LLC - a Montgomery based construction services company - has announced the opening of their sales and technical assistance office in Seoul Korea.

 

The new Seoul office will be managed by Pierre Dion, a native of Canada who has resided in Korea for more than ten years. Mr. Dion has extensive experience in both general construction and business development in the Korean market.

 

"We are excited about opening this office, and hope that by being closer to our client base we can provide even better service to the Korean market" said RACO Alabama President Scott Davis.

 

RACO has current operations in Atlanta, Georgia and Montgomery, Alabama. The Company has been a major provider of construction services to the Hyundai / KIA supply chain, providing design/build and management assistance to over 50% of the Alabama and Georgia based suppliers. Founded in 1952, RACO has provided construction, construction management, and development services to over 400 clients, and totaling over 60 million square feet of industrial space.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  




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