Pictures: Len Farmer of Mobile, left, and Eddie Shields of St. Martin look over designs for the Fire Scout unmanned helicopters at the Northrop drone plant in Moss Point, Miss. From the Biloxi Sun Herald.
WINSTON-SALEM There will be no more reprieves for the Dell Inc. plant in Forsyth County. The company said Friday that it plans to close the $110 million computer-assembly plant in November, with most of the remaining 575 full-time and contract employees to be let go by the end of October. From the Charlotte Observer.
President Barack Obama practically apologized in stump speeches last week that the U.S. economic recovery is going so “painfully slow.” At least there’s some good financial news to report locally (Middle Tennessee).
In August, NanoSonic moved from cramped quarters of about 12,000 square feet in Blacksburg, Va. to a new, 30,000-square-foot building in rural Giles County. NanoSonic became the first and so far only tenant in the county’s Wheatland EcoPark business/light manufacturing park near Pembroke. Roanoke.com.
Navistar International Corp. will manufacture 66 buses at its Tulsa plant for the U.S. Army to use in Afghanistan, the company announced Tuesday. The orders are part of a $66 million contract with the Army’s TACOM Life Cycle Management Command. From The Tulsa World.
Barry Copeland took the reins at the Birmingham Business Alliance at one of the organization’s most critical junctures and after the sudden, unexpected departure of original president and CEO Dalton Smith. Read more at The Birmingham News.
Advocates say the policy gives students a chance to learn the academic subject they are studying — the goal of education — rather than focusing on a bad grade and giving up, when a poor score makes it impossible to pass. From The State.
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama has made its final Santa Fe. Since January 2006, when the first Santa Fe rolled off the assembly line, the plant made 416,854 of the vehicles through the end of August. According to plant spokesman Robert Burns, production of the Santa Fe has been halted, although the plant has a few of the vehicles remaining in its shipping lot. Hyundai is moving Sante Fe production to its sister plant in Georgia. Montgomery Advertiser.