Parker Towing Company



Parker Towing is a commodities transportation company located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, that transports supplies up and down the Warrior-Tombigbee River. In 1933, Tim Parker joined the barge industry as a deckhand during the Great Depression, this deckhand job provided him with a daily wage of one dollar.… Read the rest


History of the Business

On July 2, 1962, Sam Walton opened the first Walmart store in Rogers, Arkansas. The first Walmart was a general store in Rogers. However, Sam Walton had the vision to grow his store bigger. Walton wanted his store to have the cheapest prices possible, and this was the key to growing his stores nationwide.… Read the rest

Bryce Hospital

Bryce Hospital was established as the Alabama Insane Hospital in 1861 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It was the first mental hospital in the state; before reforms brought about by the advocacy of Dorothea Dix in the 1840’s, Americans with mental illnesses were generally put in prisons (4).… Read the rest

Alabama Paper Products

According to a Bloomberg Businessweek company overview, Alabama Paper Products, LLC was established in 2001 as a subsidiary of Maryland Paper Company, L.P. The facility is home to a recycling mill that predominantly produces dry felt – a component of roofing underlays- from recycled cardboard and newspapers (1).… Read the rest

The Coca-Cola Bottling Company

The Coca-Cola Bottling Company on the outskirts of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is one of many small businesses that promote the sale of the products of The Coca-Cola Company, which is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. This stockyard is top notch, but is scarce in business information, and is managed under the direction of sales supervisor Jack Sherman.… Read the rest