Alabama Gas Corp. has promoted Ken Smith to vice president of its Birmingham operations and has named Joe Wheeler vice president of state operations.
Wallace Malone, the former chief executive of SouthTrust Corp. who became vice chairman and director at Wachovia Corp. in 2004, will retire from the bank Tuesday, making him eligible for payments that could exceed $100 million.
Oakleaf Waste Management of East Hartford, Conn., will acquire Valet Waste Inc. of Tampa.
The region’s commercial real estate engine finished 2005 on all cylinders.
The metro Phoenix office market in 2006 should continue the improvement shown in 2005 because demand is up, vacancy rates are slipping, and the market is one of the most popular in the nation, according to new reports.