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Airbus is starting construction on its first U.S. assembly plant in Mobile. Top company executives and state leaders were in the port city Monday for a ground-breaking at the Airbus site to Brookley Aeroplex. The $600 million dollar factory is expected to employ 1,000 people once production of the Airbus A320 begins around 2015. The Mobile factory will join Airbus assembly plants in France, Germany and China.
Some Alabama turkey hunters are objecting to a recent decision to close fall turkey season. The Daily Home of Talladega reports that the decision was made last month by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Conservation Advisory Board. Board member Bill Hatley of Gulf Shores made a motion to eliminate fall turkey hunting in the state and the board unanimously approved the motion.
New Chick-fil-A owner
Montgomery native Lt. Col. Ronald J. Peterson said he has trained for 20 years for his new job as the owner and operator of a Virginia Chick-fil-A in the Marines. Peterson left the military a few months ago. He tells the Montgomery Advertiser that many leaving the military are finding they already prepared for a business career outside the military. The mission of the Marines may be far different from the mission of a restaurateur, but Peterson said what he learned in the Marine Corps has prepared him to manage his own Chick-fil-A.