Weather was perfect for the University of Alabama Homecoming game, and my friend and favorite local meteorologist Ben Smith agrees! Roll Tide! #Our67#RTR
Thank you to everyone who coordinated and attended yesterday morning's Tennessee Valley Republican Club meeting. It was a wonderful opportunity to talk about what it means to be an American and the foundational economic principles that have made our country the greatest in the world. #Our67
A very special moment of the meeting occurred when Emo Furfori of Ballcorps presented the Brooks family with a North Alabama baseball as a token of appreciation for Congressman Brooks's continued public service. Club President Chris Horn also called the children up to the podium to demonstrate the importance of the future of our nation.
Thank you to J-Max Logistics for your investment in Alabama! J-Max Logistics supports the trucking industry and has expanded its corporate operations in Huntsville.
Distribution and Logistics is one of the State of Alabama's foundational business targets, meaning this type of business intrinsically provides core competencies for a variety of industries. We look forward to watching this family-owned and operated company grow in #Our67 .
As of tonight, 1.37 million homes and businesses lack power in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia, South Carolina, and the most in North Carolina. Thirty thousand (30,000) workers have been mobilized from across the US to help restore power. #teamwork #USA 🇺🇸
Some of the worst hit areas in Alabama are within Houston County - small communities East of Dothan.
FEMA has advice for folks in affected areas - If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1. To keep phone lines clear, let loved ones know you are safe through text messages, social media, or the American Red Cross's www.safeandwell.org
Dr. David Peterson of Dynamic Performance Physical Therapy is a local business owner who fits into a league of professionals who truly take the time, effort, and resources to become skilled in their craft.
In addition to authoring a new book, Dr. Peterson recently traveled to Spain to train Olympic athletes. Keep up the great work, David. I was honored to be a part of your ceremony today and to call you a friend. Many blessings to you in your newest endeavor and always! #Our67
GOOD NEWS: It was a beautiful day in Woodstock, Alabama as Mercedes-Benz broke ground on two million square foot plant in the Scott G. Davis Industrial Park. Mercedes is a pioneer in the eMobility (electric-mobility) area of research; they continue to develop cutting-edge technologies and sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels.
The expansion will create approximately 600 jobs for the Bibb County area and is a testament to Alabama's position as a global leader in the automotive industry. Thank you, Mercedes-Benz, for your continued investment in Alabama.
Read more here in an article by the Alabama Political Reporter: www.alreporter.com/2018/10/09/mercedes-breaks-ground-on-bibb-county-battery-plant/
In 2011, fire departments from around our state teamed with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama and created pink fire department t-shirts as a grassroots effort to support breast cancer research and keep funds within Alabama at the UAB Comprehensive Care Center.
Thirty-three participating fire departments sell the shirts at community events and fire stations. I purchased a shirt at the Alabama Butterbean Festival. Thank you, Center Point Fire District, for your work. #Our67
Thank you to the fiddlers, sponsors, and especially Athens State University for hosting the 52nd Annual Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention! This tradition brings tens of thousands of folks to Limestone County every year. #Our67
Today I completed an item on my Bucket List - a photo-op with Bucky Butterbean! :)
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department shared that approximately 40,000 folks traveled to Pinson within 23 hours for this family-friendly festival centered around the fabulous Alabama butterbean! #Our67
GOOD NEWS: What a beautiful day in Woodstock Alabama! Mercedes-Benz broke ground on a two million square foot plant in the Scott G. Davis Industrial Park that will supply battery packs for their Made in Alabama electric vehicles. This expansion will create approximately 600 jobs for the Bibb County area and is a testament to Alabama's position as a global leader in the automotive industry. #Our67
Earlier this week, EWA Warrior Services hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its newest facility in Huntsville. Thank you, EWA Warrior Services, for your commitment to our nation's national security. #Our67
Beautiful weather continued this afternoon for the DC BLOX ribbon cutting ceremony in Huntsville. Data centers like DC BLOX are one of the State of Alabama’s foundational business targets, meaning they intrinsically provide core competencies for a variety of industries. Thank you, DC BLOX, for investing in both Huntsville and Birmingham. #Our67
Amazon's construction of an 850,000 square foot facility in Bessemer (Jefferson County) and 1,500 technology-related jobs demonstrates confidence in our state’s workforce and is a testament to the pro-business environment and recent high rankings Alabama has earned in studies conducted by national economic development publications. Thank you, Amazon, for your investment in Alabama.
Read more in the Alabama Political Reporter article here: http://www.alreporter.com/2018/10/03/amazon-holds-groundbreaking-for-fulfillment-center-in-bessemer/
Today the Community Action Partnership of North Alabama and the Alabama Affordable Housing Association held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate their newest multifamily development project in Cullman. The site is off Highway 157 near Eva Bank. Their logo is great - "Making Alabama 'Sweet Home Again.'" ;) Thank you for the invitation to be a part of your very special ceremony! #Our67
Thank you to the Etowah County Republican Party for organizing the annual Reagan-Martin Dinner. All of the speakers highlighted the principles in which our country was founded upon - God, capitalism, dedication, hard work, the understanding of history and economics, and civic responsibility. We must focus again on these values in order to save our nation. It is a team effort. We can do it. #Our67 #USA
Today we met with a military spouse from Huntsville who started an initiative to promote Alabama-based businesses. I look forward to learning more about this project in the coming weeks. Thank you, Ana Lewis, for your commitment to our country and to Alabama's local businesses! #Our67
Thank you, Adamsville Fire and Rescue, for your work. Our hearts are forever indebted to you.
On Friday, we had a great visit and hopefully have a few new recruits for the 2019 Alabama Remembers 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. #Our67
I love the nostalgic atmosphere of the game and the campus; it is a special blessing to walk by Denny Chimes with my children. #Our67 #RollTide #family
United Launch Alliance (ULA) selected Blue Origin’s BE-4 engine to power the booster of the Vulcan Centaur rocket. Now that the company won the contract, Blue Origin will construct their facility announced in 2017 on approximately 46 acres in Cummings Research Park and bring hundreds of jobs to the area.
The United States is in the space race again. And what an appropriate and nostalgic time in history as we, in 2019, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of man on the moon. The presence of these global companies highlights their important role as our state leads the nation in the aerospace industry.
Alabama Political Reporter article: http://www.alreporter.com/2018/09/28/united-launch-alliance-selects-alabama-built-be-4-rocket-engine-for-next-generation-rocket/
Congratulations to Intrepid on another expansion in Huntsville's Cummings Research Park. Intrepid provides state-of-the art services that aid in national security. Thank you, Intrepid, for your work! #Our67