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Soil Kit

Overapplication of any lawn chemical can result in runoff that carries toxic levels of chemicals or excessive nutrients into lakes, streams and groundwater. Christina McInnis, CEO of AgriTech Corp, is doing something about it. She has developed a product, SoilKit,…

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Small Town Graphics

Shaun Spivey spent his early years as a blue-collar worker, operating machines and not thinking too much about fashion. However, he found a way to learn basic graphic design skills that he could use to create stickers, signs, and a…

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Marbut Enterprises – The Rocket

Gary Marbut’s family started The Rocket in Jacksonville, Alabama in 1958. The Rocket initially operated as a drive-in like Sonic today. This Mom-and-Pop barbecue-and-burger joint has a loyal following and old-timers fondly view the restaurant as something straight out of…

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Valley Rubber

Valley Rubber is a manufacturer of custom rubber solutions for tough mining and industrial applications that require an innovative approach.  The company has been in business for over 50 years and has established itself as a leader in the Mining…

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C&B Associates: A taxing time with COVID

C & B Associates, LLC is a financial services firm specializing in tax preparation and tax advance loans. The timing of the pandemic could not have been much worse: tax season, when most tax firms generate their most revenue.

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Irrigation Components International

Founded in 1984, Irrigation Components International (ICI) is the world’s largest distributor of Center Pivot irrigation components and spare parts sales. From gearboxes and center drives, to sprinkler packages, and alignment controls, the company has provided irrigation parts to dealers,…

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MGT Manufacturing: GO-KOT

GO-KOT® designs, manufactures, and sells the highest quality camping cots made. The brand has been produced in Alabama since 1978 and distributed through an online store, Amazon, and several wholesale export distributors. Teresa Downing has served as President since July…

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Maranatha Camp & Conference Center

The CARES Act legislation opened the door to disaster assistance for many nonprofit organizations, allowing them to keep their doors open. Camp Maranatha is a great example of how SBDC Business Advisors helped so many small entities, both for-profit and…

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Y&D Enterprises: Pivoting Around COVID

Like so many restaurants impacted by the COVID-related shutdowns, Francesca’s in Troy survived with a little guidance from the SBDC, and some well-timed assistance from the PPP. In 1996, Yanni Tempelis landed in the United States from Greece – Miami…

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