Panel working to attract spaceport to Alabama will hold first meeting Tuesday

December 19, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

A panel of officials and university representatives will gather in Huntsville Tuesday for the first meeting of the Alabama Space Authority, a group created by the Legislature earlier this year to attract a federally licensed spaceport to Alabama along with other space-related industry.

The group will meet at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center at 1 p.m. Tuesday, and Glenn Rizner, chief of staff for the Federal Aviation Administration’s Commercial Space Transportation Office, is slated to speak at the meeting after the panel selects its chair and vice-chair.

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“Buy America” policies are good for Alabama

July 24, 2017
Bradley Byrne

By U.S. Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

President Trump recently devoted a week to celebrating the importance of “Made in America” products with special events at the White House. I was pleased to see the President shining a spotlight on the many first-class items produced here in the United States.

I often meet with manufacturing leaders from across Alabama during their visits to Washington, DC or during visits to their facilities back in Alabama. We discuss issues affecting our state’s manufacturing industry, the importance of infrastructure investments, as well as policy ideas that will spur industry growth, create jobs, and boost our local economy.
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Institute Will Promote Job Creation, Clean Reliable Energy

April 25, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—The newly formed Energy Institute of Alabama (EIA) promises to promote reliable, affordable, and clean energy to help grow Alabama’s economy, create high-paying jobs, and build public support for Alabama’s energy industry.

“Our group intends to be a clearinghouse for strong research that will separate political fancy from reasonable policies that benefit the consumer and the industry,” said Alabama Speaker of the House Emeritus Seth Hammett, who has been elected to serve as the organization first chairperson.
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Part 2, Alabama Aircraft Industries Sues Boeing

April 10, 2012

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

This is the second part of our series on how The Boeing Company allegedly used bid rigging, politics, and violated trade secrets to drive an Alabama competitor (Alabama Aircraft Industries/formerly PEMCO) out of business. Last week we discussed how Hayes Aircraft, later Precision Standard, then PEMCO, and finally Alabama Aircraft Industries rose to become the primary contractor doing Programmed Depot Maintenance on the Air Force’s KC-135 Stratotanker fleet and how their niche was challenged by The Boeing Company. AAI is currently suing The Boeing Company for $100 million in federal court alleging that the corporate giant engaged in patterns of misconduct that cheated the Alabama company out of contracts, revenues, and intellectual property.
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