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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ULA’s CEO talks challenges, engine plant…

February 9, 2015

Tory Bruno, who became chief executive officer of Colorado-based United Launch Alliance in August, spoke with The Decatur Daily last week about the successes and challenges faced by ULA's 1,000-employee...

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ULA’s CEO talks challenges, engine plant…

February 9, 2015

Tory Bruno, who became chief executive officer of Colorado-based United Launch Alliance in August, spoke with The Decatur Daily last week about the successes and challenges faced by ULA's 1,000-employee...

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Sparking a career: Austin High School st…

February 4, 2015

Sparking a career: Austin High School student found his future in dual enrollment program

  Allen Stephenson didn’t know where he fit in life. English, history and the traditional academic courses at Austin High School bored him. His parents worried about him. Then a welding electrode added...

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Industries donate funds for Decatur poli…

February 3, 2015

A controversial decision by the Decatur City Council to approve the Police Department's purchase of a boat has garnered financial support from several area industries. Police Chief Ed Taylor said Monday...

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Decatur-built Delta II launches mapping …

February 2, 2015

A Decatur, Alabama-built Delta II rocket launched from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California of the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket at 8:22 a.m....

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Hexcel expansion will add 20 jobs

January 28, 2015

Decatur's Hexcel plant could see construction begin on a $145 million expansion next month that will add 20 jobs, according to documents it filed with the Industrial Development Board of...

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Hartselle council OKs tax abatement

January 14, 2015

The Hartselle City Council on Tuesday approved a 10-year tax abatement for Diamond Pro Sports. The company, a sports equipment manufacturer, was represented by Morgan County Economic Development Association President Jeremy...

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Diamond Pro brings 24 jobs to Hartselle

January 14, 2015

Diamond Pro is planning to open a manufacturing facility in the Hartselle-Morgan County Industrial Park that will employ up to 24 employees that with a total investment of more than...

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Sen. Jeff Sessions helps United Launch A…

December 11, 2014

The compromise also lets ULA use RD-180s in stock or under contract to complete for the new competitive launches. The original legislation would have banned RD-180s for those launches. "We were...

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New Nucor investment project worth $15.4…

December 10, 2014

Nucor Steel Decatur LLC was approved for tax abatements Tuesday on a $15.46 million investment to outfit its existing operation with new technology. The Industrial Development Board approved $722,800 in property,...

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