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Kimberly-Clark announces $100 million investment in Mobile facility
MOBILE, Alabama -
. announced today that it has approved a capacity expansion at its manufacturing facility in Mobile to support K-C Professional's continued bath tissue category growth in North America.
With an estimated investment of more than $100 million, this two-year project aims to deliver improved capacity, greater manufacturing efficiency, and enhanced product quality.
"The Mobile team is excited about the role we will play in supporting the projected growth of the bath tissue category in North America as a result of this capacity expansion project," said Todd Visscher, mill manager for Kimberly-Clark's Mobile operations.
National website finds Alabama city where paycheck goes farthest
How far do you have to go to find a place where your paycheck will go farther than any other city in America?
Not far, if you live in Alabama, according to one survey.
International businesses thriving and investing capital in Opelika
By Parker Branton, East Alabama Bureau Chief
April 11th 2018
OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - Companies from across the world are picking up shop and making a home in Opelika.
Mayor Gary Fuller said the multi-million dollar capital investment made by Aerocosta Global Systems Distribution is the most recent to continue the city's economic growth.
"Business is booming and we've been very fortunate. We've been blessed," said Fuller. "We're not interested in just anybody. We've got great world-class companies."
Snead State Ready to Work program changing lives
By Allen Stroud, Reporter
April 12th 2018
BOAZ, AL (WAFF) -
Are you looking for a job? Or maybe you want a new one that pays more?
A program managed by the Alabama Community Colleges System called Ready to Work can help.
The best part? The program is free and you don't even have to be a student to participate.
Need for missile defense great as ever, Raytheon exec says
Growth is the hallmark of Raytheon's missile production facility at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville.
Growth in facilities, growth in demand and, according to Dr. Taylor Lawrence, president of Raytheon Missile Systems, growth in importance.
"The need for sophisticated missile defense is as great as it has ever been," said Lawrence, an Alabama native. "And we're in great shape at our integration facility at Redstone."
Monroeville Main Street is writing the next chapter on the city's historic downtown
By Michael Tomberlin
April 11, 2018
Monroeville just might be one of the most recognized downtowns in Alabama and now it is turning the page to a renaissance.
Home of the late
and other literary and journalism legends, Monroeville has more to offer in its downtown square than the courthouse-turned museum made famous in
"To Kill a Mockingbird."