Decatur, AL Business


Decatur apartment company blames City of Decatur for flooding in resident’s apartment

DECATUR, Ala. – Vonnie Billings says her grandson can’t get into his bedroom to do his homework because the floors are saturated with water. Billings says water started flowing into her apartment on Wimberly Drive in Decatur after heavy rains on Saturday. The water quickly spread to the entire apartment. While the standing water has receded, what’s left are soaking wet carpets – which Billings says are leading to a strong odor.
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Toyota Manufacturing in Huntsville makes big announcement

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Toyota is spending $288 million for employees at the manufacturing plant in Huntsville to build and develop the engine for the 2022 Toyota Tundra. If you’re looking for a job, Toyota Manufacturing is looking for you. The company is currently hiring hundreds of employees. ”This new...
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Toyota Plant Adds 450 Jobs to Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – A Toyota factory in north Alabama will add 450 jobs as the sole North American manufacturer of engines for the 2022 Tundra pickup truck. The company says employment at the Toyota Alabama plant will increase to 1,800 people. And the company says it plans to spend $288 million on the project, which is separate from a Toyota Mazda factory being constructed west of downtown Huntsville. The twin-turbo V6 engine was described as a completely new motor for the Tundra.

227MW solar farm completed in Alabama to support Facebook data center

The 227-megawatt Muscle Shoals solar farm has been completed in Alabama. The utility-scale solar farm was developed through a partnership between Ørsted and the Tennessee Valley Authority. The project will support the sustainability goals of Facebook's data center in Huntsville. "We're very excited to add to our high-quality, diverse customer...

Trader Joe’s opening in Huntsville on Sept. 30

Trader Joe’s will open its Huntsville location - the company’s second Alabama store - on Sept. 30. The new store is located at 1100 Mid City Drive N.W., off University Drive in the MidCity District. The store will open at 9 a.m. following a brief opening ceremony with Store Captain...

Dwight Capital Funds $29M Loan for Monte Sano Terrace Apartments in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, ALA. — Dwight Capital has provided a $29 million loan for Monte Sano Terrace, a 324-unit apartment complex located in Huntsville. The property includes 23 garden and townhome-style buildings, as well as a clubhouse and leasing office. Located on over 25 acres at 125 Ridgegate Place, Monte Sano Terrace...

House hunt Moulton: See what’s on the market now

Whether you’re looking for a new home on acreage or a fixer-upper close to amenities, you can probably find a listing here to suit you: Country living with the convenience of city life. This multi-level home offers spacious living with a formal dining room, oversized family room, 3

Huntsville Trader Joe’s announces opening date

Trader Joe’s announced Tuesday that its Huntsville store will open Sept. 30 in MidCity. According to a news release, the roughly 10,000 square-foot store will feature colorful artwork that pays tribute to area landmarks and local lore, including the Huntsville Botanical Garden, the Cambron Covered Bridge, the Friendship Bridge in Big Spring Park, and the Saturn V rocket, and more.
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Fall fun at the pumpkin patch

Fall is approaching, and Hidden Rivers Farm in Hartselle has opened its doors to visitors to enjoy all things autumn. Picking the perfect pumpkin, getting lost in a maze and experiencing a bit of farm life are a few of the activities lined up at the family farm, which opened for the season Sept. 17.

Injured employee sues Decatur’s Daikin America plant over deadly chemical exposure

An employee of the Daikin America plant in Decatur sued his employer Thursday over a July 2 chemical exposure that also has been blamed for the death of one of his coworkers. Will Delashaw and his wife Ashley filed the lawsuit against Daikin and unnamed defendants who designed or manufactured equipment that malfunctioned, causing Will Delashaw to be “exposed to toxic chemicals which caused injury to his lungs and other parts of his body.”