The Morgan County, Alabama economy has a strong and diversified industrial base built on the area's proximity to raw materials and easy access to markets. Transportation and Decatur's riverside location have played important roles in the county's history, especially in the development of business and industry.
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United Launch Alliance Alabama factory t…

July 18, 2014

Inside the United Launch Alliance Alabama factory, rocket science powers to life as workers assemble the giant Atlas and Delta launch vehicles that thrust critical satellites aloft and blast probes...

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Daikin Industries Sends 13 Students and …

July 18, 2014

Early Thursday morning, a group of thirteen high school seniors across Morgan and Lawrence Counties took off for Japan. The trip is all expenses paid. Daikin Industries in Decatur is...

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Governor Bentley Appoints Members to the…

July 10, 2014

Governor Bentley Appoints Members to the Alabama Workforce Council; Releases College and Career Ready Task Force Recommendations Local Toray Employee Appointed to Council Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday announced nearly 30 appointments...

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3M execs: $11.2 million upgrade starts i…

July 4, 2014

 DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama chemical facility is getting an $11.2 million upgrade as part of plans for expanded operations that will create 13 new jobs at salaries...

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Upgrades at 3M plant underway

July 3, 2014

Construction of an $11.2 million upgrade at 3M Co.’s Decatur plant is underway, a company official said Thursday. The plant on State Docks Road is being refurbished, and new equipment will...

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Gov. Robert Bentley announces expected f…

June 11, 2014

Gov. Robert Bentley today announced funding that had been anticipated for the third phase of the Alabama Robotics Technology Park in Limestone County. Bentley had been scheduled to make an announcement...

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Decatur’s Big Heart Pet Brands gets trai…

June 4, 2014

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs said Tuesday that Big Heart Pet Brands in Decatur will receive a $30,000 grant to increase efficiency and production through worker training. Big...

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Decatur-built rocket launches

May 22, 2014

A Decatur-built Atlas V rocket launched a National Reconnaissance Office satellite today, the sixth of 15 planned United Launch Alliance missions in 2014. The successful launch was at 9:09 local time...

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Manufacturers get safety awards

May 19, 2014

Several Decatur companies received safety awards from Manufacture Alabama on Wednesday. Stryolution America, Toray Fluorofibers (America) Inc., OCI Alabama, Toray Carbon Fibers America Inc., 3M's materials plant, BP America, Nucor Steel...

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BP Decatur named award finalist

May 14, 2014

MONTGOMERY — BP America Inc. of Decatur and Belle Chevre of Elkmont are finalists for a Manufacturer of the Year Award presented by the Business Council of Alabama and the...

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