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Walmart opens first Alabama distribution center in Mobile
By Nicolette Schleisman
August 14th, 2018 |
IRVINGTON, Ala. (WKRG) - Walmart officially opened its $135 million distribution center in Mobile Tuesday morning.
It's the first distribution center in the state of Alabama, and sixth in the nation. The building itself covers 2.6 million square feet, 45 football fields can fit inside the facility. This center helps serve about 700 Walmart stores in Alabama, Mississippi and beyond, creating a positive economic impact for this area.
U.S. News & World Report names Alabama's best hospitals
August 14, 2018
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital is the best hospital in Alabama, according to the 2018-19 rankings from U.S. News & World Report.
Four medical specialties at UAB Hospital are ranked in the top 20 in the nation, according to the report, and six more are ranked in the top 50. Three other specialties are listed as "high-performing" in the best hospitals rankings released today.
Check out 4 innovative aerospace products from Alabama
By Dawn Azok
August 13, 2018
From space exploration to national defense, Alabama's aerospace workers are playing key roles in all areas of the global industry, and they're responsible for innovative, headline-grabbing products.
Here are four of those products that illustrate Alabama's continuing contributions to an industry that is shaping the future.
No. 1: Rocket drone airplane
An Alabama startup is developing a fully autonomous unmanned airplane that could launch satellites every three hours.
Koch Foods announces $80 million expansion in Gadsden, to hire 200
By William Thornton
August 14, 2018
The expansion, announced at the Gadsden City Council today, involved the City of Gadsden's Economic Development team and Gadsden Industrial Development Authority.
Construction is expected to start this month.
The expansion will create one of the nation's largest poultry processing plants, with a payroll of approximately $4.8 million.