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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:
Alabama-based firms continue nabbing Airbus Mobile contracts
Army Corps of Engineers Huntsville Support Center awards first energy initiatives contract
Southwest Alabama Workforce Development Council lands national honor
Wells Fargo reopens Center Point banking branch

 


 

 

Alabama-based firms continue nabbing Airbus Mobile contracts
By Kelli Dugan | kdugan@al.com 
on May 07, 2013 

 MOBILE, Alabama - Hoar Program Management announced Tuesday it has tapped two more Alabama-based contractors for the$600 million Airbus final assembly line at Mobile's Brookley Aeroplex.

Birmingham-based Brasfield & Gorrie will construct the piles and foundations for the project's hangar and service building, while Dothan-based Covenant Steel will be responsible for the building steel and the envelope.

 

"We are pleased two more Alabama firms have been selected for the Airbus Project," said Mike Lanier, president of Hoar Program Management, in a prepared statement.

 

"Both of these firms are well qualified and were selected using a very competitive process," Lanier said.



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Army Corps of Engineers Huntsville Support Center awards first energy initiatives contract
By Leada Gore | lgore@al.com 
on May 07, 2013

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, working in conjunction with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force, has awarded the first in a series of contracts designed to support the use of renewable energy on Department of Defense installations.

 

The Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity Multiple Award Task Order Contracts is the first contract of its kind awarded by the Huntsville Center. The first contract will cover geothermal energy efforts. Contracts related to the other technologies - solar, wind and biomass - will be announced at staggered dates throughout the year.

 

The total amount for all awards will not exceed $7 billion. The contracts will be used to procure reliable, locally generated, renewable and alternative energy though power purchasing agreements.


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Southwest Alabama Workforce Development Council lands national honor
By Kelli Dugan | kdugan@al.com 
on May 07, 2013

MOBILE, Alabama - The Southwest Alabama Workforce Development Council's efforts to bridge skills gaps while helping low-skill workers achieve career advancement have caught the attention of a national advocacy organization.

 

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions Partners Council - a national philanthropic initiative leading the advancement of unemployed and low-wage workers unemployed into family-supporting jobs - tapped SAWDC as one of only two recipients of its 2013 Exemplary Industry Partnership award. There are 32 NFWS sites across the nation.

 

Citing the local council's collaborative approach for identifying both workforce needs and corresponding funding sources, the national council singled out SAWDC for the emphasis it places on the high-demand, high-growth maritime, aviation, healthcare and industrial construction and manufacturing industries.

 

"They embody the award's spirit by bringing together employers, educators, government, service providers and philanthropic organizations to deliver high-quality education and training services that advance the careers of lower-income workers and build system capacity for the future," said


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Wells Fargo reopens Center Point banking branch
Antrenise Cole Reporter-Birmingham Business Journal
May 7, 2013

Wells Fargo announced today the opening of its new Center Point branch location that replaces its previous branch that was destroyed by the January 2012 tornado.

The new bank, which is located at 2424 Center Point Parkway - just down the street from the old branch, features a walk-up ATM, four teller stations and space for about a dozen team members.

 

"Having Wells Fargo reopen in this newly redone building is an important sign that Center Point is back and better than ever," said Center Point Mayor Tom Henderson, in a statement. "We all tend to shop close to where we bank, so this will encourage more people to stay and shop in Center Point."

 

A prominent feature of the new branch is a community history mural, including images of neighborhood landmarks, city founders, the old Center Point Elementary School and Alabama heroes, Wells Fargo said. The images were provided by Betty Henderson of the Historical Society of Center Point. The 39-square-foot mural is the newest of 31 at Wells Fargo bank stores across Alabama and hundreds more across the country.



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