The Weekly Wrap – April 28, 2023

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The 41st Panoply Arts Festival Has Arrived

The Southeast’s premier arts weekend is officially underway. The festival will welcome its first guests today at 5 p.m. and will run through the weekend until Sunday evening. You can learn more about this year’s artists, music, and vendors HERE

Business & Economy

Funding: Huntsville’s Integration Acquisition is investing nearly $30 million  into building a maintenance, repair and overhaul operation at Pryor Field Regional Airport in Limestone County. 

Read More: Made in Alabama April 25, 2023

Electric Vehicles: Polaris Inc. shipped the first of its new all-electric off-road vehicles made at its manufacturing facility in Huntsville. 

Read More: April 25, 2023


Awarded: Engineering Research and Consulting was awarded a $70,684,809 modification to a contract for support services for U.S. Army Redstone Test Center. 

Read More: Dept. of Defense April 20, 2023

Awarded: Torch Technologies Inc. was awarded a $12,282,735 modification to a contract for various types of simulation support for the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation and Missile Center. 

Read More: Dept. of Defense April 20, 2023

Awarded: Aerojet Rocketdyne received a $215.6 million contract to expand and modernize facilities in Huntsville, Camden, Ark., and Orange County, Va. to support the production and delivery of weapons provided by the U.S. to Ukraine.

Read More: April 21, 2023

Awarded: Intrepid, LLC was awarded a $11,112,148 contract to support financial management for the Defense Health Agency’s $8 billion Department of Defense-level program. 

Read More: Dept. of Defense April 24, 2023


Sustainability: The Huntsville Environmental Sustainability Committee released its research findings that will guide the city in its efforts to become more sustainable. 

Read More: WAFF April 20, 2023

Development: The Huntsville Housing Authority announced a new $400 million development for West Huntsville. 

Read More: WAFF April 21, 2023

Culture & Entertainment

Local Staple: The popular salsa from the former Huntsville-restaurant staple, El Palacio, can now be found in stores, yellow sombrero included, thanks to two former franchisees. 

Read More: April 25, 2023


Competition: UAH was awarded first place in the college division of NASA’s Human Exploration Rover Challenge at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. 

Read More: NASA April 26, 2023

Donation: SAIC presented $100,000 to the College of Business at UAH. 

Read More: UAH April 26, 2023


Mark Splawn joins the U.S. Space and Rocket Center as Vice President of Projects and Infrastructure.

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