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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. and IOWA CITY, Iowa, June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Encompass Health Corp. (NYSE: EHC) and the University of Iowa Health Care announce the opening of their inpatient rehabilitation hospital, the University of Iowa Health Network Rehabilitation Hospital, a venture with Encompass Health. The hospital, located at 2450 Coral Court in Coralville, Iowa, began admitting patients today.

DOTHAN, Ala., May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROAD) (the "Company"), a vertically integrated civil infrastructure company specializing in the construction and maintenance of roadways across five southeastern states, today announced that it will participate in the Baird 2020 Global Consumer, Technology & Services Conference, to be held on June 2 and 3, 2020. Charles E. Owens, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, and R. Alan Palmer, the Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, are scheduled to present at the conference on June 2, 2020 at approximately 4:20 p.m. Eastern Time (3:20 p.m. Central Time). The presentation will be broadcast live over the internet and can be accessed via the Company's Investor Relations website at

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ProEquities ("the firm"), a leading independent financial advisory and brokerage firm and subsidiary of Protective Life Corporation, today announced that it has commenced GEN Next Academy, a comprehensive and proprietary program that helps advisors new to the industry join an established office, while providing senior advisors the assistance they need to train, to mentor and to support them.

ATMORE, Ala., May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Wind Creek Hospitality is excited to announce that it is reopening all three of its Alabama based resort properties over the next two weeks. A soft opening to small groups of invited guests begins Thursday, June 4(th) followed by a public opening for the "new" full operation on Monday, June 8th.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- For just the third time in the event's storied history, the 2021 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic will be coming to Texas. The eyes of Texas -- and the world -- will be watching March 19-21, 2021 as the Super Bowl of Professional Bass Fishing heads to Fort Worth with fishing taking place at Lake Ray Roberts in nearby Denton.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Hibbett Sports (NASDAQ:HIBB), the Birmingham-based premium athleisure and footwear retailer operating online and in more than 1,000 stores nationwide, announced a new location will soon be opening at 1223 Silas Creek Parkway in the Parkway Plaza and is currently accepting job applications.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Pack Health and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center today announced a pilot study evaluating the use of digital coaching to support individuals with multiple myeloma undergoing stem cell transplantation. The study will enroll individuals undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation and provide digital coaching services through day 100 post-transplantation. The study will evaluate engagement with the digital coaching program as well as patient-reported outcomes during the coaching period.

AUBURN, Ala., May 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicken Salad Chick, the nation's only southern inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, announced today it will be expanding in Arkansas with its newest restaurant in Benton. Located at 20370 Interstate 30 North, the Benton restaurant marks the third location in the state and first in the greater Little Rock area, with an additional location slated to open in Conway later this year. The Benton restaurant will celebrate its grand opening on June 9 and will offer free chicken salad for a year to the first 100 guests. Those awarded will be properly distanced and will receive a designated return time upon arrival to spread out the number of guests at the restaurant throughout the day.

TROY, Ala., May 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Troy University, a public university whose main campus is in Troy, Alabama, announced today that it will be making its class Leadership 101 available online for free to anyone.

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DAYTON, Ohio, May 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio, a joint venture between Premier Health and Encompass Health, formerly known as the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Dayton, has started serving patients in its new home located at 835 South Main Street in Dayton, across from the Miami Valley Hospital campus.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- No one knows better than event planners, group organizers, and brand managers that a picture is worth a thousand words. Unfortunately, today's photo-sharing platforms can drown out anyone's message in a sea of ads, useless hashtags, and overproduced messaging. Enter Pixz: the purpose-built photo- and video-sharing app for groups and events.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Housing Affordability Trust (HAT) is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2020 round of HAT Grants. The HAT Board of Trustees was inspired by all of the submissions from organizations that are working to improve housing and quality of life in the Birmingham Metro. This year's grants total $4.9 million.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Radiance Technologies is paving the way to upskilling their workforce. In 2019, Radiance University established a partnership with Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering's Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering to offer an online Master of Engineering Management (MEM) degree to full-time employees-owners. Now, Radiance is partnering with the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business to offer its employee-owners across 12 states a fully online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

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AUBURN, Ala., May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicken Salad Chick, the nation's only southern inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, announced today it will be expanding in Texas with its newest restaurant in Katy Cinco Ranch. Located at 9615 Spring Green Boulevard, the Katy Cinco Ranch restaurant marks the brand's 16(th) location in the state and fourth Texas opening in 2020. Chicken Salad Chick has plans to open additional Houston area restaurants, including Birnham Woods in Spring, TX later this year. The Katy Cinco Ranch restaurant will celebrate its grand opening on June 3 and will offer free chicken salad for a year to the first 100 guests. Those awarded will be properly distanced and will receive a designated return time upon arrival to spread out the number of guests at the restaurant throughout the day.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Encompass Health Corp. (NYSE: EHC) today announced it will participate in the Jefferies Virtual Healthcare Conference, which is being held June 2-4, 2020. Encompass Health President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Tarr and Encompass Health Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Doug Coltharp will participate in a fireside chat on Wednesday, June 3 at 1:30 p.m. CST/2:30 p.m. EST. The presentation will be webcast live and will be available at by clicking on an available link.

MONTGOMERY, Ala., May 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier today Johnson & Johnson announced the suspension of the sale of its Johnson's Baby Powder product in the U. S. and Canada. The following is a statement from Ted Meadows of the Beasley Allen law firm of Montgomery, Alabama, a leader in prosecuting the claims of women whose regular use of J&J's talc-based powders is the cause of their ovarian cancer.

ATMORE, Ala., May 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alabama Food Bank Association today announced it received critical support from Wind Creek Hospitality to help provide 250,000 meals to Alabama families during the COVID-19 pandemic. This donation comes at a critical time for food banks in Alabama as they respond to a greater need during this unprecedented crisis. Children have lost the school meals they depend on, families are struggling with lost wages, and seniors are more at risk for hunger than ever before.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Pack Health and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Jefferson Health (SKCC) today announced a longitudinal study with multi-site, community-based enrollment to evaluate the role and impact of digital health coaching for men with Prostate Cancer in the Delaware Valley. This study will evaluate health self-efficacy and Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) of men receiving Pack Health's digital health coaching intervention for Prostate Cancer and has been funded through SKCC's Philadelphia Prostate Cancer Biome Project.

MOBILE, Ala., May 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- InfoMark today is announcing the partnership with the Connection Newspaper in order to bring increased Alexa audio, video, Photos, PDFs, Maps and other related digital content directly to its newsprint. The Connection with its 25,000 readership is 100% saturated in southern Alabama. InfoMark is available at and its InfoMark App for IOS and Android.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Abaco Systems is pleased to announce a new, innovative solution for our customers with the EIU1000. This product is an I/O aggregator and data concentrator that combines high-density Ethernet, Avionics databus, serial, and discrete I/O connections in a compact, rugged system powered by a high-performance System-on-Chip (SoC) to reducing wiring, overall system weight and complexity.

MOBILE, Ala., May 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- InfoMark today is announcing the partnership with The Lamar Democrat and its use of InfoMark technology to enhance its print and experience with audio, video, photos and other digital content, directly tying its Newsprint to the digital world. In circulation for over 123 years, The Democrat was looking for new ideas to increase its value and readership and they found it in InfoMark.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Abaco Systems announces the DSP221 emphasizing their commitment toward supporting customers with long term solutions. The DSP221 is an extension of the legacy DSP220, by refreshing to the latest NXP T2081 quad core processor. This launch lowers costs of ownership for our clients while simultaneously reducing integration work and extending the life of current projects. The DSP221 delivers a valuable solution toward achieving production lifetime.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Encompass Health Corporation (NYSE: EHC) today announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering of $300 million in aggregate principal amount of its 4.50% senior notes due 2028 at a public offering price of 99.0% of the principal amount and $300 million in aggregate principal amount of its 4.75% senior notes due 2030 at a public offering price of 98.5% of the principal amount. The Company will pay interest on both series of the notes semi-annually in arrears on February 1 and August 1 of each year, beginning on August 1, 2020. The notes will be jointly and severally guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by all of its existing and future subsidiaries that guarantee borrowings under the Company's credit agreement and other capital markets debt. This offering is expected to close on May 15, subject to customary closing conditions.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kord, a Centauri company, announced today that it has been selected to receive an FY2019 Nunn-Perry Award, alongside Raytheon Company, by the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP). The prestigious award recognizes Kord's superb performance as a participant in the OSBP Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP).

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Encompass Health Corporation (NYSE: EHC) today announced it has commenced a public offering of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of senior notes through a re-opening of its 4.50% senior notes due 2028 and its 4.75% senior notes due 2030. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering, together with cash on hand, to repay certain borrowings under its revolving credit facility and for other corporate purposes.

TRUSSVILLE, Ala., May 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SPOC Automation has been named to Inc. magazine's annual list of the Best Workplaces for 2020. There are 5,794,000 small businesses in America. Employees from a sampling of 2,500 companies took part in this year's survey. Inc. singled out 395 finalists for this year's list. The strongest engagement scores, like SPOC's, came from companies that prioritize the most human elements of work.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE: VMC) today declared a quarterly cash dividend of thirty-four cents per share on its common stock. The dividend will be payable on June 5, 2020, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 22, 2020.

MOBILE, Ala., May 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- InfoMark is announcing the full release of its Amazon Alexa skill which completes the wide variety of technological wizardry and finally unleashes the Digital Power of Print that so many of us believed the QR Code would accomplish. With this Alexa Skill writers and editors can now achieve the personal connection with their readers never before available. After enabling the Alexa Skill users can simply ask Alexa "Alexa tell my mark to play N E W S" and your Amazon Alexa begins audio of the associated content for the Mark "N E W S". and the InfoMark apps for Apple and Android devices fully support all of these new capabilities.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Avion Unmanned, the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) division of Avion Solutions, Inc., signed a Participating Addendum with the State of Alaska, for use by all its State Agencies, Political Subdivisions and Institutions. This contract opens the door for Avion Unmanned to provide UAS services to state and local government agencies in Alaska.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- RCA Communications Systems Inc., today announced that Falcon Wireless Direct of Birmingham, Alabama has been selected the newest member of the 100-year-old electronics and communication firm's growing two-way radio dealer distribution network. RCA Communications Systems provides professional grade two-way radio equipment to heavy duty industries like public safety, education, manufacturing, construction, oil and gas production, grain storage, and warehousing.

SELMA, Ala., May 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Pine Belt Cellular, Inc. and Trilogy Networks today announced plans for a strategic alliance to accelerate the digital transformation deep into the "Heart of Dixie." This relationship will pair Trilogy's Edge Cloud platform with Pine Belt's wealth of network assets, covering nearly 10,000 square miles today and, ultimately, throughout the 35,000 square miles of highly prized 600MHz spectrum holdings.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Encompass Health Corp. (NYSE: EHC) today announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.28 per share, payable on July 15, 2020, to holders of record on July 1, 2020.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE: VMC), the nation's largest producer of construction aggregates, today announced results for the quarter ended March 31, 2020.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Viral Sign, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the company's advanced screening technology at the manufacturing facility for Precise Tooling Solutions in Columbus, Indiana. Viral Sign will enable Precise Tooling to identify the presence of virus, including COVID-19, in individuals prior to the onset of symptoms. Early identification of the potential for a contagious virus will help ensure a safe work environment for employees and a safe return of employees to their families at the end of the workday.

FAIRHOPE, Ala., May 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Trawick International, provider of travel medical insurance, trip cancellation insurance, international student insurance, group insurance, and many other products designed specifically for those traveling, is honored or announce our partnership with travel insurance online comparison site

UNION SPRINGS, Ala., May 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Bonnie Plants has partnered with to launch the Grow More. Feed More. initiative to encourage home gardeners to donate a total of 10 million pounds of fresh, home-grown vegetables to local food pantries this season. This initiative is a way for home gardeners to give back in their own communities, as the COVID-19 pandemic has created an increased need across the nation.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheeriodicals today announced the delivery of 500 Hospital Hero care packages to frontline healthcare workers as a thank you for their heroic efforts in support of COVID-19 patients. These deliveries were made possible through a donation by The Hanover Insurance Group, and were the first to be shipped by Cheeriodicals directly to frontline healthcare workers during the pandemic.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Diamond® Coffee & Tea announces its ongoing support of Birmingham-area first responders and those caring for their children during the COVID-19 pandemic.