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Tribune area industries reach global markets

  By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE -- If one were to ask a person from Trussville who its biggest industrial manufacturer is, the answer would be most likely be Amerex. What they might not know, however, is the abundance of not just statewide, but national and global industries right here in this town. Every single industry we are featuring in this section has a specialty, but the one thing that remains ...

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McPherson Oil in Trussville one of largest fuel distributors in Southeast

By Nathan Prewett For the Tribune TRUSSVILLE – McPherson Oil delivers more than six thousand types of lubricants, retail and commercial fuel and other petroleum products. It was founded by Charles McPherson in 1971 and is now being headed by his son, Ken McPherson, who took over in 2006. McPherson employs 180 workers, 66 of whom live in and around Trussville. The company has 86 trucks in its fleet, deliveri ...

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Christian Brothers Automotive coming to Grayson Valley

Special to the Tribune Christian Brothers Automotive was founded more than 30 years ago with one simple idea in mind: provide customers with auto repair services they could trust. The brand quickly found a following that is hungry for honest, genuine service, and has enjoyed impressive growth ever since. From one location in 1982 to 100 in 2012, Christian Brothers Automotive is gearing up to reach the 200-s ...

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Trussville native opens new RV dealership

From Trussville Tribune staff reports CLANTON -- A brand new RV dealership will host its grand opening on Saturday, and Trussville area residents might recognize a familiar face involved. Trussville native Andrew Cooley, has opened Yellowhammer RV in Clanton, and the dealership's version of a grand opening -- the "Grand Open House" -- is scheduled for March 25 at the dealership, located just off Interstate ...

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Dairy Queen to give free ice cream cones Monday

From Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Dairy Queen is helping people celebrate the first day of spring in one delicious way. The company will provide free small vanilla ice cream cones on Monday, March 20, to every customer at all of its non-mall locations. The best part is they’re doing it for a good cause. In exchange for a free cone, the company is collecting donations for local children’s h ...

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Trussville realtor Katie Boswell shares her love for community, real estate

By Nathan Prewett For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE – A realtor, Trussville native and lover of the community, Katie Boswell is eager to share her fondness for working in real estate. Boswell grew up in Trussville and attended Hewitt-Trussville High School. She graduated from UAB in 2012 before applying for Keller Williams Realty in 2015. She went through a training program and built a career from there. “It’s a l ...

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Birmingham Academy of Martial Arts shows off new renovations

Special to The Tribune TRUSSVILLE – The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) hosted a ribbon cutting for Birmingham Academy of Martial Arts (BMA) in Trussville on Monday, March 6, to celebrate a major renovation of their building.  BMA first opened in another location in 2005. They moved to their current location in 2007, and in 2008, they expanded by purchasing the office next door. BMA is located at ...

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Slag Heap Brewing Company’s request to locate in downtown Trussville approved by Planning and Zoning

From Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Joe Meadows of Slag Heap Brewing Company was seeking a conditional use application for 227 Main Street, better known for its original use as the old ice plant, Monday night. His plan is to construct a craft beer brewery in downtown Trussville. Despite a few concerns, the measure passed unanimously to send the recommendation of approval to the city council ...

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Knockerball offers a different activity for Spring Break

By Nathan Prewett For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE – If you’ve never heard of Knockerball, that’s because it hasn’t been around long. Ryan Hammock, owner of Knockerball Trussville, described it as “very new,” saying, “It’s only been around for maybe three or four years now. But we’re bringing it here in full force.” Hammock is a Springville resident that spent some time in the Marine Corps and was medically disch ...

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Downtown Trussville’s first craft beer brewery to go before Planning and Zoning

By Scott Buttram, publisher TRUSSVILLE --Less than 30 days after the mayor and city council cleared the way for craft beer breweries to locate in the downtown district, the first applicant is set to go before the planning and zoning board on Monday night to request approval. Joe Meadows of Slag Heap Brewing Company will seek a conditional use application for 227 Main Street, better known for its original us ...

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