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In this issue:
Gov. Robert Bentley to announce major economic development project today in Huntsville
Glasstream begins production, plans expansion
Hiring fair for former Cinram workers to be held in Tuscaloosa
Deadline to register for Economic Outlook Conference in Tuscaloosa is Friday

 


Gov. Robert Bentley to announce major economic development project today in Huntsville

on January 09, 2015 

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Gov. Robert Bentley will be in Huntsville today to announce a major economic development project for the Rocket City.

 

State and local leaders will convene at the Jackson Center on 6001 Moquin Drive N.W., at 1 p.m. for the top-secret jobs announcement. The event will not be open to the public.

 

No other information is available at this time. Yasamie August, press secretary for Bentley, and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle's office declined to give details about the announcement.

 

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[al.com]


 


 

Glasstream begins production, plans expansion

by Carly Omenhiser

 Jan 8, 2015

 

Production at Glasstream Powerboats' new Dothan manufacturing facility is up and running and the company is already setting its eyes on further expansion.

 

Glasstream Powerboats' President Kruis Retherford said the company is preparing to begin construction on an additional 5,000-square-foot warehouse space, which will provide some additional room to allow the plant to operate at full capacity.

 

Right now, the company produces about one boat a day, but once the plant gets at full functionality, they'll be able to produce about five or more boats in a single day.

 

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[Dothan Eagle]

 


Hiring fair for former Cinram workers to be held in Tuscaloosa

By Terri Brewer

Jan 09, 2015 

 

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -West Alabama Works will hold a hiring fair for the approximately 100 former Cinram employees in Tuscaloosa. 

 

Cinram workers lost their jobs Tuesday when the Cottondale plant, owned until recently by JVC, shut down operations.

 

The hiring fair will be Tuesday, January 20 from 9 - 11 a.m. at the Belk Center inside Bowers Park in Tuscaloosa. Shelton State Community College, the Tuscaloosa Area Career Center and a number of area businesses are scheduled to be there.

 

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[WBRC]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Deadline to register for Economic Outlook Conference in Tuscaloosa is Friday 

Staff report
January 8, 2015 

Friday is the final day to register for the Jan. 15 Economic Outlook Conference sponsored by the University of Alabama Center for Business and Economic Research.

 

The conference will be at the convention center of the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa, is now in its 27th year. The conference will offer an analysis of what's ahead for the U.S. and Alabama economies this year.

 

Speakers and their topics are:

* David Altig, executive vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and Ahmad Ijaz, CBER's associate director and director of economic forecasting, who will discuss the U.S. and Alabama outlooks.

 

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[Tuscaloosa News]




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