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MANUFACTURING. The Vogel Group recently signed SMP Automotive Systems Alabama, which develops and manufactures plastic parts and integrated modules for automobiles. The firm will work on issues related to the L1-A and L1-B visas for workers, according to disclosures. Alex Vogel, former chief counsel to ex-Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), and Brian Johnson, former head of tax for the American Petroleum Institute, will work on the account.

The Vogel Group also signed Nashville-based real estate investment trust CoreCivic, which operates correctional facilities. The firm will work on banking issues, and Vogel and Johnson will also work on the account.

HEALTH CARE. Crisis Text Line, a New York City-based global nonprofit organization providing free crisis intervention via SMS messages, hired the Glover Park Group to lobby on issues related to suicide prevention and crisis intervention. Carolyn Gluck, former senior policy adviser to former Sen. Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidBernie campaign 2.0 - he's in it to win it, this time around Dems wrestle over how to vote on ‘Green New Deal’ Senate confirms Trump court pick despite missing two 'blue slips' MORE (D-Nev.); Aryana Khalid, former chief of staff at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and Rob Seidman, onetime legislative assistant to former Sen. Kelly AyotteKelly Ann AyotteSchultz recruiting GOP insiders ahead of possible 2020 bid Bottom Line US, allies must stand in united opposition to Iran’s bad behavior MORE (R-N.H.), will work on the account.

OPIOIDS. MilanaPharm, an Alabama-based specialty pharmaceutical company, hired Forbes-Tate to work on issues related to the opioid crisis. Ryan Welch, former legislative director for Sen. Richard ShelbyRichard Craig ShelbyFive takeaways from Trump's budget Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — Trump unveils 2020 budget | Calls for cuts to NIH | Proposes user fees on e-cigs | Azar heads to Capitol to defend blueprint | Key drug price bill gets hearing this week Trump's emergency declaration looms over Pentagon funding fight MORE (R-Ala.), will work on the account.

TRAVEL. Cruise line operator Carnival North America, based in Miami and in Arlington, Va., hired Ballard Partners to work on trade issues relating to the cruise industry. The firm’s founder, Brian Ballard, will work on the account, as will Pam Bondi, former Republican attorney general of Florida.