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Will U.S. Steel agreement with USW pave way for new EAF?
U.S. Steel Corp. (NYSE: X) and the United Steelworkers have reached a tentative agreement on a new labor deal that affect the revival of a major project in metro Birmingham.
The new agreement would cover more than 14,000 workers at facilities around the nation, including Fairfield.
Exact terms of the agreement haven't been disclosed, pending ratification, but representatives of U.S. Steel told the Birmingham Business Journal last week that the company's electric arc furnace project in ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, October 15, 2018 5:47:14 PM
Alabama Possible working to help state’s people prosper
Kate Nielsen, Sanjay Singh to discuss ‘transformative power of shared experiences’ at fundraising dinner.Alabama Power at Monday, October 15, 2018 5:00:01 PM
James Spann: Much cooler in Alabama Tuesday, with some rain
A cold front will creep slowly southeastward across Alabama.Alabama Power at Monday, October 15, 2018 4:53:44 PM
Large event space to open in historic building near Pepper Place
A former Alabama Power Co. executive is opening a new large event venue near Pepper Place.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, October 15, 2018 3:32:30 PM
Florida firm to buy majority stake in Birmingham hospice firm
A Florida-based private equity fund has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in one of Birmingham's largest hospice companies.
MBF Healthcare Partners, a Coral Gables-based private equity fund focused on middle market health care companies, is acquiring a majority stake in Affinity Hospice. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Affinity has operations in Alabama and Georgia.
“The team at Affinity Hospice is excited with the new partnership and the experience, su...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, October 15, 2018 3:23:52 PM
Chain closes downtown Birmingham restaurant
Another restaurant has permanently shut down in the Magic City — this time it's downtown.
Glory Bound Gyro Co. closed the doors of its Birmingham location at 101 20th St. S. on Oct. 14, according to a post on the company’s Facebook page.
The restaurant first opened at the downtown location on Aug. 18, 2015.
Owner Chris McDonald also co-owned several Mugshots Grill & Bar locations, which he recently sold.
As we reported, Mugshots closed its location at Inverness Corners off of ...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, October 15, 2018 3:14:46 PM
Birmingham brewery launching new hard sparkling water product
This week Birmingham residents will be among the first to try a quick, refreshing glass of sparkling water ... with a kick.
According to AL.com, TrimTab Brewing is launching its RECwater this week after three months of development. The move creates a new product line for both the company and potentially the state.
The hard seltzer crafted in the Magic City will have 100 calories, with two grams of sugar and two grams of carbs in each 12-ounce can. Three initial flavors include kiwi and...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, October 15, 2018 3:08:00 PM
Metro Birmingham tech firm lands $2M in military contracts
A Gardendale technology company has landed four contracts with the U.S. military.
TekSouth Corp. was awarded four multiyear federal contracts totaling $2.01 million to provide data integration, management services and information management for the military.
TekSouth was awarded contracts for:
• U.S. Aviation Center of Excellence in Fort Rucker, Alabama ($263,902)
• U.S. Army South, the Army’s service component command, of the United States Southern Command, located in San Antonio...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, October 15, 2018 3:05:25 PM
Nourish Foods is an Alabama Maker bringing healthy dining to your doorstep
Two Birmingham chefs have sliced out their niche in the meal delivery business.Alabama Power at Monday, October 15, 2018 3:00:05 PM
Regional transportation company names new center leader in Bham
A provider of regional less-than-truckload transportation services in Birmingham has promoted a new leader.
Mark Coggin is the new service center manager at Southeastern Freight Lines, which specializes in next-day service in the Southeast and Southwest.
Coggin has been with Southeastern Freight Lines for more than five years, starting with the company as a freight handler. Since then, he has served in a variety of roles, including pickup and delivery driver, inbound and outbound superv...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, October 15, 2018 2:57:26 PM
Alabama Power opens HVAC training facility at community college
Jasper is now home to a state-of-the-art HVAC training facility.
Leaders with Bevill State Community College in Jasper and Southern Co.'s Alabama Power Co. celebrated the opening of the new facility Friday. The HVAC center was previously located in Clanton, was moved and classes started in the facility in August.
The HVAC Training Center has 33,000 square feet of indoor space, which includes technology labs, seminar room and classrooms. Each lab is equipped with training equipment like...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, October 15, 2018 2:19:52 PM
Walters named finalist for National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year
Long time UAB hospital employee Wendy Walters, a clinical ethics consultant, is a finalist for a prestigious national compassionate caregiver award.UAB Campus News at Monday, October 15, 2018 2:00:00 PM
Alabama Power crews supporting hurricane recovery in Florida, Georgia
Estimates put damage at between $5 billion and $8 billion; electric service disrupted to 2 million customers across Southeast.Alabama Power at Monday, October 15, 2018 1:26:55 PM
Bellefonte nuclear developer trying to land Memphis as client
The company looking to complete the unfinished Bellefonte nuclear power plant in north Alabama is trying to land a client in Memphis.
Nuclear Development LLC pitched the plant's still-nonexistent power supply to the Memphis City Council last week as a potential replacement to Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) receiving power from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).
Nuclear Development LLC, which includes principal Franklin Haney, said MLGW could save $400 million annually if it pur...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, October 15, 2018 12:39:22 PM
Real estate experts pick Bham’s biggest commercial deals, hot spots
Birmingham's real estate experts shared their picks for the most influential deals, projects and trends for the Magic City's commercial landscape.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, October 15, 2018 12:29:04 PM
BBVA Compass mobile app recognized by Javelin
Javelin Strategy & Research has ranked BBVA Compass a leader in ease of use and customer service on their mobile app.
Javelin Strategy & Research’s Mobile Banking Scorecard looks at more than 200 features of the mobile banking apps from the nation’s top 28 financial institutions to understand how they are managing customers’ changing expectations for mobile banking experiences. It spotlights trends, best practices, and features that make a bank a leader in six categories: money movement, ea...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, October 15, 2018 12:18:51 PM
Construction to begin on Turn 3 Oversized Tunnel at Talladega
The new feature will be part of the track's Transformation Infield Project.Alabama Power at Monday, October 15, 2018 11:00:01 AM
Magic City Newsmakers: M.J. Harris, Firefly Coffee, BBVA Compass, Huie, Sidewalk Film and more
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Birmingham Zoo hosted its annual La Celebración event Sept. 22.
Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church visited YWCA Central Alabama’s housing program for its annual game night for dinner, bingo and prizes.
Red Mountain Grace and Firefly Coffee have launched a fundraising partnership. A portion of sales of a monthly coffee subscription will go to the nonprofit.
The seventh annual 18 for aTeam Charity Golf Classic presented by M.J...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, October 15, 2018 11:00:00 AM
Cycling studio coming to popular Birmingham neighborhood
When Tiffany Martin moved to Birmingham, she noticed the city didn't have a boutique cycling studio, so she decided to create Ignite Cycle.
Martin will open Ignite Cycle, a 2,776-square-foot studio at 224 29th St. S. in Pepper Place, in early 2019. She's currently getting the studio ready and hiring instructors. One studio manager and four instructors, who are currently completing a training program on the Ignite Cycle Method, are already on board. She said she is currently accepting front...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, October 15, 2018 10:35:03 AM
Advanced driver assistance systems in vehicles are valuable in saving lives
Study shows that vehicles with advanced technology could potentially reduce crashes, injuries and deaths.UAB Campus News at Monday, October 15, 2018 9:20:32 AM
Bham restaurant named priciest in Alabama
One of the Magic City’s most celebrated restaurants has landed another distinction.
In its “50 States, 50 Insanely Expensive Restaurants,” food website brand Chowhound named Highlands Bar and Grill Alabama’s priciest eatery where entrees do not generally go for less than $30.
“That may not seem much to city folk,” reads the Chowhound writeup, “but consider: the average yearly salary in Alabama is $43,170.”
This year, Highlands won the James Beard award for most outstanding restaurant...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, October 15, 2018 9:18:58 AM
Senate confirms new federal judge for Alabama
A new federal judge has been appointed for Alabama.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Liles Burke of Arab to serve as a federal judge for the northern district of Alabama, according to The Associated Press. Burke was nominated by President Donald J. Trump in September 2017.
Burke currently is an associate judge on the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals. He has authored decisions in more than 1,200 cases.
Burke previously served as a district judge in Marshall County.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, October 15, 2018 9:14:52 AM
Additional 30 condos recommended for $40M Bham development
A project to add more residential units to a $40 million Birmingham development has taken a step forward.
The Vestavia Hills Planning and Zoning Commission approved an increase in the number of residential units allowed at Patchwork Farms from 270 to 305, reports the Vestavia Voice.
Developer Chris Reebals of Christoper Architecture and Interiors plans to add 30 condominium units to the development. The condominiums would be attached to a hotel with an adjacent two-story parking garage. ...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, October 15, 2018 9:12:40 AM
James Spann: Warm in Alabama today; cool air returns tomorrow
Areas from Birmingham north won’t get out of the 60s on Tuesday.Alabama Power at Monday, October 15, 2018 9:10:58 AM
Jefferson County engineer tapped for EPA role
A longtime engineer at the Jefferson County Department of Health has been named to serve on a committee at a federal agency.
Corey Masuca, the principal air pollution control engineer at the Jefferson County Department of Health, will advise the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on air quality standards
Masuca is one of five new members of the chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee. The seven members on the panel will advise on how to set standards that protect public healt...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, October 15, 2018 9:09:48 AM
On this day in Alabama history: Gov. Kay Ivey was born
The second woman to hold Alabama’s highest office was born in 1944 in Camden.Alabama Power at Monday, October 15, 2018 8:50:37 AM
Dothan September home sales up 9 percent from 2017
Area homes were selling 50 days faster on average in September than a year ago.Alabama Power at Sunday, October 14, 2018 5:00:13 PM
Riley Center Quilters bring underground history to vibrant life
Birmingham group makes a stitch in time using symbols from the Underground Railroad.Alabama Power at Sunday, October 14, 2018 1:00:37 PM
Morgan County sees 12 percent jump in home sales from one year ago
Total sales were 16 percent above the five-year September average.Alabama Power at Sunday, October 14, 2018 11:00:09 AM
On this day in Alabama history: Anniston Army Depot got its original name
The depot is one of Alabama’s largest employers, with more than 3,800 people working at the facility.Alabama Power at Sunday, October 14, 2018 8:50:20 AM
Auburn vet school, UAB part of joint NIH study of glioma brain cancer
Humans, dogs get identical immunotherapy treatment in an unusual study.Alabama Power at Saturday, October 13, 2018 5:00:55 PM
Recipe: Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce
Homemade barbecue sauce you can count on.Alabama Power at Saturday, October 13, 2018 1:00:12 PM
Baldwin County home sales increase 18.5 percent from one year ago
Area homes sold 19 days faster on average in September than a year earlier.Alabama Power at Saturday, October 13, 2018 11:00:05 AM
Scott Martin: Nice weekend for Alabama, with warming temperatures
Highs will be in the 70s today and the lower 80s on Sunday.Alabama Power at Saturday, October 13, 2018 9:23:09 AM
On this day in Alabama history: Fort Payne Depot turned 100
The Fort Payne Depot Museum is one of only a few 19th century railway terminals still standing in Alabama.Alabama Power at Saturday, October 13, 2018 8:50:49 AM
Alabama Power wins prestigious AEIC Achievement Award
Technology that increased reliability for customers helped the company earn the award.Alabama Power at Friday, October 12, 2018 7:00:07 PM
New HVAC Training Center in Jasper boosts workforce training efforts
Facility dedication brings together corporate and community partners.Alabama Power at Friday, October 12, 2018 5:00:03 PM
James Spann: Pleasant days, cool nights for Alabama
We top out this weekend around 80 degrees Sunday afternoon.Alabama Power at Friday, October 12, 2018 4:54:52 PM
Martha Stewart blossoms with banter at Birmingham Botanical Gardens
America's homemaker Martha Stewart enlivened Birmingham Botanical Gardens.Alabama Power at Friday, October 12, 2018 4:00:02 PM
Local investment group buys Highland Park apartment property
A local group recently purchased a Highland Park area apartment building.
In a deal that closed Oct. 4, Engel Realty purchased Americana Apartments at 1312 34th St. S. in the Highland Park area. Matt Butler represented Engel while Wes Cline of Hydinger Stewart & Chew represented the sellers in the deal.
Financial terms were not disclosed. The property is 20,000 square feet and includes 24 apartment units.
Information from Hydinger Stewart & Chew said the deal paves the way for an upco...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 12, 2018 3:53:17 PM
First Avenue North buildings sell ahead of mixed-use project
The three-building portfolio sits in a highly active area that has seen a lot of change in the past couple of years.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 12, 2018 3:52:37 PM
American, Southwest lead way to big traffic increase at BHM
Every airline serving Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport posted year-over-year traffic growth in August, even as airlines decreased their flight schedules due to the end of the summer vacation season.
Overall traffic at BHM rose 11 percent, paced by American Airlines Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AAL) with a 11.8 percent increase. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) posted a 11.1 percent increase, even though the airline operated one fewer daily flight at BHM than it did a year ago.
De...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 12, 2018 3:44:40 PM
Alabama Power crews completing restoration work from Hurricane Michael
More than 83,000 customers in Southeast Alabama were affected by Michael’s wrath.Alabama Power at Friday, October 12, 2018 2:45:21 PM
Birmingham cybersecurity company acquires Denver-based fintech platform
BankerAdvice, a platform that offers financial institutions compliance, technology and cybersecurity solutions, has acquired Denver-based financial analytics company FIMAC Solutions LLC.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The FIMAC product suite, according to Birmingham-based BankerAdvice, will complement BankerAdvice’s current compliance, cybersecurity education and fintech solutions currently offered to members of the financial marketplace.
FIMAC Solutions has been i...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 12, 2018 2:08:26 PM
Floral retailer going out of business in Southside
A florist in Birmingham’s Southside neighborhood is going out of business.
Ed and Pam Boylen are closing Martin Flowers at 2101 University Blvd.
The floral retailer ceased business last week and is currently selling off inventory. The business will vacate the building Oct. 31.
The shop opened in 1997, and Pam Boylen said it’s been a good run.
Boylen said the couple had been planning to retire for the past few years. When they were approached with an offer, they decided to go for i...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 12, 2018 1:58:33 PM
The SEC's highest attendance rates: How do Alabama and Auburn stack up?
The SEC led the nation in football game attendance last season, but only one team in the conference played to a full house at average home games.
While Alabama and Auburn came close, only Georgia drew crowds that filled 100 percent of stadium capacity at home games on average last season. That’s what the latest NCAA attendance data shows when adjusted for stadium capacity numbers published by Saturday Down South.
We’ve ranked each SEC team by the percent of stadium capacity filled at a...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 12, 2018 1:57:22 PM
Four ways to help lower your commercial insurance premium
One of the biggest priorities for any business owner or chief financial officer is maximizing the company’s profit margins. Where is money being spent, and where can it be saved? That’s why I’m often asked by my clients about ways they can lower their commercial insurance premiums. My response is always the same: Work with your broker to make your company safer.
Most companies’ insurance is handled through brokers, who serve as advocates for their clients but don’t have control over the…
...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 12, 2018 12:00:00 PM
New self-storage facility opens in Hoover
A new climate-controlled self-storage facility has opened in Hoover.
Cainbridge Investments LLC and Universal Storage Group opened CoolBox Self Storage at 5215 Caldwell Mill Road on Sept. 1.
The 91,000-square-foot facility provides all climate-controlled self-storage in 771 units of various sizes. The smallest unit runs 25 square feet, and the largest is 300 square feet. Elevators are on site, and tractor-trailer access is available as well as paperless move-in, a free move-in truck, a...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 12, 2018 11:35:45 AM
See Keb’ Mo’ solo at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center Nov. 8
NPR Music called Keb’ Mo’ “a blues artist whose witty tunes will take some of those blues away.”...UAB Campus News at Friday, October 12, 2018 11:30:00 AM
Brunch special from Spot of Tea makes list of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die
Pairing a seemingly unusual combination has become a hit at this Mobile restaurant.Alabama Power at Friday, October 12, 2018 11:15:08 AM
...B-Metro at Wednesday, October 3, 2018 12:00:00 AM
A Voice to the Voiceless
Birmingham poet Kwoya Fagin Maples seeks to give a voice to the voiceless with new collection...B-Metro at Tuesday, October 2, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Magic City Fashion Week
A new tradition of Birmingham city style. By Javacia Harris Bowser Imagine fashion shows that buck tradition and feature a diverse group of models of different races and body types. Visualize pop-up shops featuring small businesses and runway walks filled with eye-catching couture by emerging designers. Envision all of these events raising money and awareness... Read More...B-Metro at Tuesday, October 2, 2018 12:00:00 AM
What Even is a Koozie?
Koozies are of the innocuous yet important symbols of the drinking sport. It’s one of those inventions that sits there in the background of humanity, but isn’t really questioned. But where did the koozie come from? What even is a koozie? The koozie started out in the late 1970’s, in Australia. Here it was known […]...Birmingham Weekly at Monday, August 6, 2018 12:38:02 AM
Philadelphia’s Sheer Mag lands at Saturn on Sunday
Sheer Mag is a rock and roll band that calls Philadelphia home. They’re a little bit […]
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...Weld Bham at Friday, October 13, 2017 1:32:43 PM
The Head and The Heart begin showing “Signs of Light”
Jonathan Russell moved from Virginia to Seattle, Washington in 2009 and accidentally created The Head and […]
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...Weld Bham at Friday, September 29, 2017 5:15:12 PM
Mary Chapin Carpenter discusses the women that inspire her ahead of Lyric show
Mary Chapin Carpenter is the only artist that has ever won four consecutive Grammys for Best […]
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...Weld Bham at Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:00:22 AM
Deer Tick releases two albums after some time off from touring
There was a period of uncertainty for Deer Tick, sure. Lead singer John McCauley’s father went […]
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...Weld Bham at Friday, September 15, 2017 12:18:30 PM
Birmingham’s opportunity to be on the right side of history
The recent events in Charlottesville are a painful reminder of Birmingham's past.
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...Weld Bham at Wednesday, August 16, 2017 11:52:36 AM
Matchbox twenty returns to the Magic City
Former Birmingham radio station 107.7 The X was responsible for breaking a lot of acts in […]
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...Weld Bham at Monday, August 7, 2017 5:16:57 PM