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Farmers Home Furniture plans $10M Alabama distribution hub

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RUSSELLVILLE, Alabama – Farmers Home Furniture announced plans today to invest $10 million in a new distribution center in northwest Alabama, creating up to 80 jobs and strengthening its expanding retail presence in the Southeast. At a media briefing in Franklin County today, Farmers...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Farm to plate: Alabama agriculture industry looks to grow

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Alabama’s agriculture industry leaders are exploring new methods and markets to extend the reach of the state’s farmers. Agriculture, forestry and related industries have a $70.4 billion economic impact in Alabama and are responsible for more than 580,000 jobs. Products from farms and forests...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Georgia-Pacific upgrades Alabama River Cellulose with $110 million investment

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PURDUE HILL, Alabama -- Georgia-Pacific today announced plans for $110 million in upgrades to its Alabama River Cellulose (ARC) mill in Monroe County, enhancing the facility’s competitiveness and making it more technologically advanced. The investments include replacing one of the mill’s two existing wood...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Korean logistics company LogisAll to open $4 million Alabama facility

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SHORTER, Alabama – Korean logistics company LogisAll plans to open a facility in Macon County that will serve the bustling Interstate 85 automotive manufacturing corridor, creating between 40 and 60 jobs in the plant’s first year of operation. LogisAll will initially invest $4 million...

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Mar-Jac Poultry Alabama announces major expansion

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SPRUCE PINE, Alabama – Mar-Jac Poultry Alabama LLC said today that it is investing about $50 million in its Northwest Alabama operations, creating and retaining more than 100 new and existing jobs and strengthening the company’s presence in the state. The centerpiece of Mar-Jac...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Why creating 11 jobs in rural Alabama rated a shout-out

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VERNON, Alabama – On a sunny day last October, Mayor Glenn Crawford joined Governor Robert Bentley in this Lamar County town to welcome the first tenant in Vernon’s industrial park – K&S Lumber Co., which was producing railroad cross-ties with a small initial workforce.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Knauf Insulation to expand Alabama plant, create 100 jobs

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LANETT, Alabama – Knauf Insulation plans to double production at its Alabama plant, adding as many as 100 new workers in an expansion project that will make the Chambers County facility one of the nation’s largest insulation factories. Knauf Insulation Senior Vice President Jon...

Written by Jerry Underwood

SharkBite maker to expand Alabama manufacturing base, create 130 jobs

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CULLMAN, Alabama – Reliance Worldwide Corp., a leading maker of products for the plumbing and heating industries, announced plans today to open a new manufacturing facility in Cullman to launch U.S. production of its innovative SharkBite plumbing connection system, creating 130 jobs over five...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama couple finds recipe for success in sprouted wheat

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FITZPATRICK, Alabama -- Peggy Sutton’s business may have started out as a hobby in this rural Alabama hamlet, but today her fast-growing To Your Health Sprouted Flour Co. sells its whole grain products to big-name food industry players and health-conscious customers around the world.

Written by Jerry Underwood

South Korean auto parts maker KMIN to open first US plant in Alabama

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LANETT, Alabama – South Korean auto parts maker KMIN announced plans to open its first U.S. plant in Chambers County, which has become a thriving hub for supplier operations as the Southeastern auto industry continues to expand. Chambers County officials said KMIN, which manufactures...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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