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“Holy guanine, Batman!” Superheroes and genetic genius at the frontiers of science

Membership Spotlight   In a chilly room at Huntsville’s HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, a multi-million dollar band of superheroes is solving genetic puzzles from around the globe. In the hands of Shawn Levy, Ph.D., and his crack team of sequencing experts, these next-generation machines are a centerpiece of the UAB-HudsonAlpha …

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Magazine Ranks Children’s of Alabama Among the Best Pediatric Hospitals

Membership Spotlight Talk about national rankings, for the sixth consecutive year U.S. News & World Report magazine has ranked Business Council of Alabama member Children’s of Alabama among the nation’s best children’s hospitals. Seven of Children’s pediatric specialty services were placed among the top 50 in the United States in …

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Children’s of Alabama Brings ‘The Future of Children’ Lecture to Alabama

Membership Spotlight Business Council of Alabama member Children’s of Alabama is teaming with the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., to present The Future of Children lecture to Alabama on July 9 in Birmingham. The Future of Children …

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Hargrove Founder Is Recognized as ‘Outstanding Entrepreneur’

Membership Spotlight Hargrove Engineers + Constructors President Ralph Hargrove started his business 20 years ago in an un-air conditioned attic in his Mobile home. Over the past two decades, this Business Council of Alabama member has grown from its start-up to one of the largest engineering firms in Alabama with …

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BCA Member to Harness the Power of the “Cloud” Thanks to Foundation Grant

Membership Spotlight Business Council of Alabama member The Baldwin Community and Economic Development Foundation is the recipient of a $10,750 grant from the Community Foundation of South Alabama, AL.com reported. The foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance, will use the Economic Opportunity Priority Area grant …

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BCA member to help expand Navy’s anti-missile program

Membership Spotlight The Missile Defense Agency has awarded Business Council of Alabama member the Raytheon Co. a $559.2 million contract to produce at 44 anti-missile missiles that will receive final assembly at Raytheon’s facility at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, the company announced today. Raytheon will produce Standard Missile-3 Block IBs, …

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BCA Member Awarded Major State Park Restoration Contract

Membership Spotlight The State of Alabama has selected Business Council of Alabama member Volkert, Inc. for construction, management, and environmental compliance services for the Gulf State Park restoration, Volkert announced. The $85.5 million project will provide ecologically sensitive enhancements to Gulf State Park, a 6,150-acre park in Baldwin County, and …

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Wiregrass Community Leader Selected to Attend National Security Forum

Membership Spotlight Business Council of Alabama Second Vice Chairman and Coleman Worldwide Moving CEO Jeff Coleman has been selected to attend the 62nd annual national Security Forum at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery next month. The Secretary of the Air Force invited Coleman to attend the forum and meet …

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BCA Member to Increase Huntsville Employment by 50 Percent

Membership Spotlight Business Council of Alabama member Torch Technologies of Huntsville plans to increase employment by 50 percent as part of a $10 million expansion in the Rocket City. orch Technologies said Friday it will hire 150 new people over the next several years and add to the 300 currently employed …

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Governor Honors BCA Members With Trade Excellence Awards

Membership Spotlight Governor Robert Bentley has honored five Business Council of Alabama members with Trade Excellence Awards for their Alabama-made product exports and services to customers worldwide. The homegrown BCA members are Applied Chemical Technology Inc., Florence; Drummond Co., Vestavia Hills; Knox Kershaw Inc., Montgomery; Schwarze Industries Inc., Huntsville; and …

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