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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:
3D printer maker, accounting firm to locate in Dothan
Roby: South's right-to-work auto industry being targeted by OSHA
Birmingham CEO named Alabama's Small Business Person of the Year
NASA's Marshall Center and Impact of Aerospace Industry on Alabama to be Focus of Events at State Legislature April 2-3

 


3D printer maker, accounting firm to locate in Dothan

By Lance Griffin

March 28, 2014

 

Friday's U.S.-China Manufacturing Symposium culminated in two new business announcements for Dothan.

Nanjing Zijin-Lead Electronics, one of China's leading 3D printer manufacturers, made it official Friday by announcing the location of a small manufacturing facility in Dothan. 

 

The business will be known here as Dothan 3D. Dothan 3D General manager Lian Ning said he could not estimate how many jobs would be created. The production capacity of the manufacturing plant would depend on the market demand.

 

"I am so honored to have them in our community. I believe this has unlimited potential," Dothan Mayor Mike Schmitz said.

 

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[Dothan Eagle]

 

 

 


 Roby: South's right-to-work auto industry being targeted by OSHA 

Written by Mary Orndorff Troyan Gannett Washington Bureau
March 30, 2014

WASHINGTON - Federal workplace safety officials may be unfairly singling out right-to-work states by conducting extra inspections at auto parts makers in the South, an Alabama congresswoman says.

 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is looking for hazards that could lead to serious injuries or deaths at companies in Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia that manufacture car parts. The in-depth inspections will be conducted over the next two years.

 

"Workers in this industry are exposed to caught-in, crushing, struck-by and electrical hazards due to the machinery utilized in the making of these parts," according to an OSHA directive.

 

But Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, said she is unaware of any pattern of accidents that would justify the extra inspections.


 

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[Montgomery Advertiser]


 


 


 

Birmingham CEO named Alabama's Small Business Person of the Year
on March 28, 2014 

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Harvey Nix, chief executive of a local medical technology firm, has been named Alabama's Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

 

Nix is a founder of Proventix Systems Inc., which is focused on hand hygiene to prevent the spread of infection in healthcare facilities.
  

Last fall, Proventix was named Technology/Biotechnology Business of the Year at the Birmingham Business Alliance's Small Business Awards.


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[al.com]

 


 


NASA's Marshall Center and Impact of Aerospace Industry on Alabama to be Focus of Events at State Legislature April 2-3

 March 31, 2014


NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will be honored by the Alabama Legislature as part of "NASA Alabama Aerospace Day 2014" events April 2-3 in Montgomery. 

 

Marshall Center Director Patrick Scheuermann will meet with lawmakers and state officials, Marshall representatives will visit a variety of schools and nonprofit organizations in the Montgomery area and NASA exhibits and activities highlighting Marshall's critical role in the future of space exploration will be on display at the State House.

 

The NASA Alabama Aerospace Day 2014 theme is "Together We Make Bold Things Happen." The Marshall Center is partnering with the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce and the Aerospace States Association for a roundtable discussion April 2 titled "Economics and Education: The Impact of the Aerospace Industry in the State of Alabama." 

 

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[spaceref.com]

 

 


 




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