Meta, Facebook Parent, Building $800 Million Data Center in Montgomery

Meta, Facebook Parent, Building $800 Million Data Center in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, AL  |  May 2, 2024 – Meta, Facebook’s parent company, today announced an $800 million data center to be built in Montgomery.

The 715,000-square-foot facility off I-65 will bring 100 jobs to the city.

”Each day, millions of people around the world use Meta’s products, and the next-generation Alabama data center in Montgomery will soon help keep the company’s popular platforms running smoothly,” Gov. Kay Ivey said at a news conference. “Meta is putting down roots in another great location in Sweet Home Alabama, and we’re committed to helping the company grow and prosper here.”

Meta already has a $1.5 billion data center in Huntsville.

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Alabama Power Announces Additions to Board of DirectorsWill Wilson headshot

Alabama Power Announces Additions to Board of Directors

BIRMINGHAM, AL  |  April 29, 2024 – Lee Goodloe, Larry Howell and Will Wilson have been elected to the Alabama Power Board of Directors.

“We are pleased to welcome these accomplished leaders to our board of directors,” said Alabama Power president and CEO Jeff Peoples . “Their varied perspectives and expertise will be valuable to our company, customers, and communities across the state. We appreciate their willingness to serve.”

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UA System Leaders Unveil Plaque Honoring Late Trustee Jim Wilson at Bryant-Denny StadiumPlaque for Jim Wilson III

UA System Leaders Unveil Plaque Honoring Late Trustee Jim Wilson at Bryant-Denny Stadium

TUSCALOOSA, AL  |  April 19, 2024  – The University of Alabama held a ceremony on Saturday, April 13, to unveil a new plaque on the southern entrance of Bryant-Denny Stadium in recognition of late trustee James “Jim” Winfrey Wilson III. The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees passed a resolution in November 2023 commissioning a plaque in honor of Wilson’s extraordinary service to the Board of Trustees, the UA System and the entire state.

“Jim Wilson lived a big life – he had a big heart, big vision, and big influence on the Board of Trustees and each of the UA System institutions,” said UA System Board of Trustees President pro tempore Scott Phelps. “While Jim’s larger-than-life presence will never be forgotten by those who knew him, this plaque serves to introduce Jim to future generations of students and fans so they too can understand and appreciate his service to the UA System and his lasting legacy. Jim was an incredible trustee, a beloved husband, an adored father, and a genuine friend to all.”

A native of Montgomery and proud UA graduate, Wilson was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2003 and held numerous significant leadership positions throughout his twenty-year tenure, including serving as chair of the UAB Health System Authority. With a relentless passion for enhancing education and improving healthcare in Alabama, Wilson made an indelible impact on the entire University of Alabama System and the state.

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Beignets & Brew Ready to Serve at Redstone GatewaySign for Beignets & Brew at Redstone Gateway

Beignets & Brew Ready to Serve at Redstone Gateway

HUNTSVILLE, AL  |  March 26, 2024 – There’s something brewing at Redstone Gateway … literally.

Beignets & Brew, a New Orleans-style beignets and specialty coffee company, is coming to the mixed-use facility next month.

The Destin, Fla.-based business will offer walk-up and drive-thru services, and feature a variety of beignets, coffee drinks, and breakfast sandwiches.

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JWA’s Latest Capital Investment, PrecisionPay, debuts at the 2024 NSSF SHOT Show

JWA’s Latest Capital Investment, PrecisionPay, debuts at the 2024 NSSF SHOT Show

LAS VEGAS, NV  |  January 23, 2024 – Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC (JWA)’s latest capital investment is coming to market after two years of development with the introduction of PrecisionPay. This innovative business service, offered by MakeCents, just had its highly anticipated debut at the prestigious 2024 NSSF SHOT Show in Las Vegas this week. It’s an exciting milestone for JWA and PrecisionPay.

PrecisionPay is the first truly purpose-built payment platform for the firearms industry. The first generation of this technology is already
operational with a number of US merchants, with several system enhancements soon to be introduced.

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Building Strong, Army Strong – Huntsville Corps of Engineers moves into Redstone Gateway

Building Strong, Army Strong – Huntsville Corps of Engineers moves into Redstone Gateway

HUNTSVILLE, AL  |  January 17, 2024 – The Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville is Redstone Arsenal’s latest tenant, making its new home in the secure area of Redstone Gateway, the 468-acre mixed-use development adjacent to Gate 9.

The three-story, 205,000-square-foot building 300 is the “Corps of Engineers newest and most capable facility to date,” the center’s Commander Col. Sebastien Joly said Jan. 9 at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the building’s warehouse.

“We’re absolutely excited to become full members of Team Redstone here on the Arsenal,” Joly, who assumed command of the center in July 2021, said. “This facility allows us to consolidate 16 different leases into one, finally all co-located and meeting all force protection requirements and safety requirements for the very first time.”

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Frontier Technology Expands in Huntsville to Serve Fast-Growing Cyber Business

Frontier Technology Expands in Huntsville to Serve Fast-Growing Cyber Business

HUNTSVILLE, AL  |  January 17, 2024 – Frontier Technology is expanding its cyber operations facilities in Huntsville with the construction of a Huntsville Analysis and Cyber Security Center.

Dayton, Ohio-based FTI is a provider of deep data expertise and mission-tailored services and solutions to the Department of Defense and the intelligence community.

The expansion will add 25,000 square feet of secure facility space operating at all classification levels to complement the company’s office in Huntsville’s Redstone Gateway, the company said in a news release.

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Ribbon Cut on New Huntsville Center on Redstone Arsenal

Ribbon Cut on New Huntsville Center on Redstone Arsenal

HUNTSVILLE, AL  |  January 10, 2024 – Hundreds of employees, former employees, friends, family and distinguished visitors filled warehouse at the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center’s new facility at Redstone Gateway for a ceremony officially opening the doors of Huntsville Center on Redstone Arsenal.

In his opening remarks, Col. Sebastien Joly said he was “probably the happiest and proudest commander in the United State Army.”

“Welcome to the new home of the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville on Redstone Arsenal,” Joly said before an eruption of whoops, cheers and applause from the crowd.

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After 43 years with JWA, Alice Skinner Russell RetiresAlice Skinner headshot

After 43 years with JWA, Alice Skinner Russell Retires

MONTGOMERY, AL  |  January 2, 2024 – In the summer of 1980 Alice Skinner accepted a job with Jim Wilson & Associates as a paralegal for the firm. Specializing in the coordination of documentation for major real estate transactions, Alice quickly made an outstanding statement of excellent achievement. Her dedication to detail proved invaluable during her early years at JWA.

During the late 1980’s Alice attended Jones Law School, receiving her degree in 1987 and opened yet another chapter of her tenure with JWA. Over the next thirty plus years Alice worked on over 35 major transactions, negotiated thousands of leases and, most importantly, became a source of respected advice through hours and hours of consultation during each working day, a dynamic characteristic of a person who defined what it meant to be a team player.

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