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A Global automotive supplier announced Wednesday that it will open a new assembly plant warehouse in Montgomery. Denso Corporation's decision represents a $2.2 million dollar investment, mostly in equipment. Production Control and Logistics Director for Denso Mike Bowman says the company will be leasing a 103-thousand square foot warehouse on Smothers Road in east Montgomery. Bowman says Montgomery is situated close to many of its suppliers and has a skilled workforce to draw from. Jobs will range from office and personnel management to warehouse shipping and receiving and light assembly. The facility is scheduled to begin operations in April 2014.
The interim president of Alabama State University is upset with Governor Robert Bentley. Dr. William Harris told a crowd at Wednesday's Bridge Builders Breakfast that he and other ASU officials were blindsided by the release of a preliminary audit on the university's finances. Dr. Harris said the findings are misleading and he accused the governor of making a power play. State Senator Quinton Ross of Montgomery also weighed in on the ASU audit flap. He said it appears Gov. Bentley is not being fair.
A federal judge has ordered both side to attend a settlement conference in a lawsuit over construction at a confederate memorial site in Selma. The conference is planned for November 8th in an effort to resolve the issue before it goes to trial. A Richmond, Virginia-based mining company is suing the city of Selma and its police chief over the stoppage of work on the Nathan Bedford memorial in a Selma cemetery. The city maintains that its actions were reasonable and it has legal immunity.