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Alabama PPE-maker Eastern Technologies ramps up in COVID-19 battle

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A company in Alabama’s Wiregrass region is helping to fight the COVID-19 pandemic across the U.S. and in hard-hit regions around the world. Ashford-based Eastern Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of personal protective equipment serving a wide range of industries, provided coveralls that were used...

Written by Dawn Azok

Gov. Ivey: New investment across Alabama topped $7 billion in 2019

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that economic development activity across Alabama last year generated $7.1 billion in pledged capital investment and 13,454 job commitments, providing a potential spark for economic revival once the shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic ease. Governor Ivey...

Written by Jerry Underwood

After shift to face masks, Cullman’s HomTex makes long-term PPE plans

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 CULLMAN, Alabama – In less than a month, HomTex Inc., a manufacturer of bed linens and other items, has shifted its focus from traditional products to making cotton face masks for businesses and individuals coping with the threat of coronavirus. Today, the family owned...

Written by Jerry Underwood

For Calagaz Printing, it’s 153,000 protective face shields and counting

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MOBILE, Alabama – A South Alabama printing company is helping frontline healthcare workers at home and across the U.S. fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Mobile-based Calagaz Printing Inc. had produced about 153,000 protective face shields as of Wednesday, the result of collaborating with local hospitals...

Written by Dawn Azok

Auburn teams to assemble 100 RE-InVENT emergency ventilators

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AUBURN, Alabama – Auburn University says more than 100 of its innovative emergency ventilators – converted from CPAP machines – have been assembled and may soon join the fight against COVID-19. Auburn’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering said today that it has teamed with...

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Hyundai to provide COVID-19 testing resources in Montgomery region

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama today announced its support to increase COVID-19 testing in Montgomery and surrounding counties through a collaborative effort with Mayor Steven Reed. Hyundai’s Alabama operation (HMMA) is coordinating an in-kind donation of 10,000 COVID-19 RT-PCR tests developed by...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama companies pivot to produce supplies for health care workers

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Alabama industries large and small are coming together to support health care workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Boeing in Huntsville and Mercedes-Benz in Tuscaloosa County are among the state’s biggest employers that are deploying resources to produce face masks and face shields for hospitals...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gov. Ivey launches state’s guide to COVID-19 relief efforts

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey today announced the launch of altogetheralabama.org, an online resource that will serve as a hub of information for the state’s response to the coronavirus crisis. The site becomes the state’s official guide to COVID-19 relief efforts, to help...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama automakers lend a helping hand in COVID-19 battle

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Alabama automakers are stepping in to aid their communities in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, including support of crucial testing services and production of protective face shields for healthcare workers. Toyota’s Huntsville engine factory is producing 7,500 protective face shields for local hospitals.

Written by Dawn Azok

SBA Paycheck Protection Program will help small business keep paying workers

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Small businesses across Alabama can benefit from a U.S. Small Business Administration program that is designed to help these enterprises keep their workers on the payroll during the coronavirus crisis. The Paycheck Protection Program provides a direct incentive for small businesses to maintain their workforces...

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