Captain D's franchisee Bill Townsend, who runs a location in Murfreesboro and two in Alabama, has signed up to open four more locations for the growing restaurant chain in the next five years, including in Murfreesboro. Townsend, whose family has been in the restaurant business for three generations, has been in the Captain D’s system for 11 years and is a part of the company's President’s Advisory Council.
Power Force, a young Birmingham-based maker of athletic shoes and clothing, plans to open its second store next month at Opry Mills. The company was launched in 2010 and plans to this year build a network of retail locations that will include New York and Chicago.
Savage eschews the notion of celebrity endorsements that are common among the much bigger players he considers his competitors, such as Nike and Adidas. Instead, he says he wants his brand to appeal to people he considers heroes, like soldiers, police officers, firefighters and moms and dads.
"I developed this line and brand so people would start believing in themselves rather than sports heroes," he said in an interview.
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Louisiana-Pacific CEO Curt Stevens recently told investors his team is examining plans to boost production capacity to keep up with the rise in home construction. Among the options on the table are the addition of a fourth shift at a plant in British Columbia and the reopening of a large Alabama factory that was idled about four years ago.
Corizon has been awarded a renewal of its contract to manage the health care of inmates overseen by the Alabama Department of Corrections. The new agreement kicks in Dec. 1, spans three years and comes with two one-year renewal options. Corizon and its predecessor companies have held the contract, which covers the medical care of more than 25,000 inmates, since 2003.
Dollar General said an Alabama federal judge has decertified a massive class action accusing it of wrongly classifying store managers as exempt from overtime wages. Since the case seeking overtime pay and other damages was filed six years ago, almost 2,900 store managers had signed on. Unless attorneys for the managers file for and win an appeal, those plaintiffs will be able to move forward only on their own.