Highland at Spring Hill, a new 252-unit high-end apartment complex at 151 Du Rhu Drive in Mobile, is expected to initially open for tenants by June 2018. The entire development is slated for completion by the end of the year, according to a news release.

The site encompasses approximately 260,000 square feet and sits on 9.7 acres. Capital investment on the project was upward of $37 million. The management company for the complex is Northport-based IMS Development.

The development will offer 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units and feature four-story buildings with elevators. Amenities will include an athletic club, spa, a demonstration kitchen and a reflection garden.

• According to Pete Riehm and J.T. Jenkins with NAI Mobile, locally owned Cart Dr. paid $622,500 to acquire a 6,800-square-foot property situated on 1.5 acres at 5683 U.S. Highway 90 in Theodore. Plans are in place for the business to move from its current site at West I-65 Service Road in Mobile to the new location sometime this year. The company specializes in golf cart rentals, sales and servicing, according to its website.

• FusionPoint Media Inc., a multimedia company specializing in video, photography and web development, recently completed work on two full-service video/photography studios now available for lease, according to a news release.

The two studios encompass some 3,000 square feet of work area, have 14-foot ceilings, a kitchenette, lounge areas and a private makeup/changing room. In addition to studio space, FusionPoint Media offers equipment rental, including lighting and backdrops, grip equipment and production assistance.

• John Delchamps, associate broker with the Merrill P. Thomas Co. Inc., represented the seller in the transaction of a 1.5-acre lot on Rangeline Road for $250,000. Nick Stomski with NAI Avant in Columbia, S.C., worked for the buyer.

• Gulf Shores-based owner of The Hangout entertainment center, Shaul Zislin, plans to open a new eatery called Big Blue Pizza, to be located at 200 Gulf Shores Parkway, replacing the former Blonde John’s Surf Shop space. There are also plans to tear down a former Surf Style retailer, at 101 West Beach Blvd., to share an off-site parking lot situated at East 1st Ave. in Gulf Shores.  

• David Dexter with NAI Mobile reported that Momentum IT Services recently purchased a 1,800-square-foot building located at 3050 Dauphin Square Connector in midtown Mobile for $125,000. Matt Diamond with Diamond Properties represented the seller and Dexter worked for the buyer. 

• According to Pratt Thomas with the Merrill P. Thomas Co. Inc., Southern Hearing Associates has leased some 1,500 square feet of office space inside the Highland Park office complex located at 2344 Schillinger Road, S., in West Mobile with plans in place to open in March. The company is an independently owned franchise of Miracle-Ear.

Per David Rowe of Rowe Commercial Ventures, construction is also underway at the site for additional office space, to be completed by February. Floor plans for the new units will average 1,500 square feet, available for purchase with a starting price of approximately $270,000.

Hargrove Controls + Automation rises in rankings
Hargrove Controls + Automation was recently ranked No. 43 out of 100 in the annual list of System Integrator Giants, according to the 2018 Global System Integrator Report, jumping three spots from last year’s ranking of No. 46.

Published by Control Engineering and Plant Engineering magazines, the list recognizes the top global companies involved in system integration projects throughout manufacturing. Companies making the top 100 list vary in size, ranging from more than 1,000 employees to fewer than a handful.

“Hargrove branched out in 2012 by launching Hargrove Controls + Automation, which has over 100 teammates today,” said Matt Burton, managing director of Hargrove Controls + Automation.

“By relocating to our new, more spacious location on Government Street in downtown Mobile, we have significantly expanded our capabilities, and we are excited to once again be among the system integrator giants. Our company is growing, and having publications like Control Engineering and Plant Engineering recognize us is a reflection of our team’s work and dedication,” Burton said.

Hargrove Controls + Automation is one of only a few multi-service automation groups in the country and serves clients in the refining, oil/gas, life sciences, chemical and automotive/heavy manufacturing industries with robotics and industrial system integration. The team consists of panel builders, instrumentation designers, programmers, certified process safety engineers and board-licensed process control engineers.

Hargrove Controls + Automation is a branch of Hargrove Engineers + Constructors, which implements control systems for manufacturing, process and other industrial facilities. Founded in Mobile in 1995, the company is a full-service EPC, automation, life sciences and technical services firm.

Ascension taps new CFO for Providence Hospital, Sacred Heart
Kim Shrewsbury has been tapped as the new chief financial officer for Providence Hospital in Mobile and Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, according to a news release. Shrewsbury was promoted to take over the regional role from Susan Cornejo, who was recently promoted to chief operating officer for Providence and Sacred Heart.
 Shrewsbury has extensive experience in community not-for-profit and faith-based hospital systems. She served as regional vice president of finance for Providence and Sacred Heart for the past three years. Earlier in her career Shrewsbury served in finance leadership roles at Ascension’s St. Vincent’s HealthCare in Birmingham and at Decatur General Hospital in Decatur. 

Currently she is enrolled in the MBA program at the University of West Florida and completed her bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

On the central Gulf Coast, Ascension operates Sacred Heart Health System and Providence Hospital. Together, these health care facilities have been in operation for more than 160 years and employ more than 6,600. Across the region, Ascension provided more than $113 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. 

Ascension is the largest nonprofit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care — including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities — in 22 states and the District of Columbia.