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IT services firm Provalus to create 300 jobs at Alabama facility

Rural Development

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced that Provalus, a company specializing in business technology service and support, plans to invest $6.5 million to open a center in Brewton staffed with 300 workers. Atlanta-based Optomi, one of the nation’s fastest-growing tech-staff firms, launched Provalus...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Air Performance to add 18 jobs in Geneva County expansion

Rural Development

HARTFORD, Alabama – Air Performance, which fabricates a wide range of custom architectural products, announced plans today to invest more than $1 million to double the size of its Geneva County manufacturing operation. The project will initially create 18 jobs, with the potential for...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama forest products industry poised for gains after strong year

Rural Development

After a banner year for the forest products industry in Alabama, the sector is primed for even more growth and innovation. Last year, Alabama recorded forest products industry projects involving $1.2 billion in new investment and more than 1,000 anticipated jobs, according to the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama makes strides in bringing high speed Internet to rural communities

Rural Development

Fiber infrastructure is a key tool in attracting new and expanding businesses across Alabama, and local providers are actively working to install innovative internet technologies, particularly in the state’s rural areas. In recent years, AT&T has invested nearly $1.2 billion in Alabama to enhance...

Written by Dawn Azok

GD Copper USA adding 40 jobs at Alabama manufacturing facility

Rural Development

THOMASVILLE, Alabama -- GD Copper USA, the first U.S. manufacturing facility operated by China’s Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, said today that it is adding as many as 40 workers at its plant in Wilcox County. GD Copper’s facility in the Pine Hill...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Chambers County 2016 scorecard: 119 new jobs, $171M investment

Rural Development

LANETT, Alabama – Building on a solid period of rejuvenation, Alabama’s Chambers County attracted more than $171.3 million in new capital investment last year, spurring the creation of 119 new and future jobs, economic development officials said. In addition, the Chambers County Development Authority...

Written by Jerry Underwood

MollerTech project shows momentum for rural development (video)

Rural Development

WOODSTOCK, Alabama – Global auto supplier MollerTech on Tuesday officially launched work on a $46.3 million manufacturing facility near this tiny Bibb County community, a project that will create more than 220 jobs and spur growth in this rural region. MollerTech’s selection of the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

MollerTech plans $46M Alabama auto parts plant with 222 jobs

Rural Development

CENTREVILLE, Alabama -- German automotive supplier MollerTech announced today that it will invest $46.3 million to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Bibb County, creating 222 jobs in Alabama’s growing auto sector. “Attracting investment and new jobs to Alabama’s rural counties is a key...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Two Rivers Lumber Co. to build $65M Alabama sawmill

Rural Development

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Robert Bentley announced today that Two Rivers Lumber Co. plans to invest $65 million to build a state-of-the-art sawmill in Demopolis that will create 55 jobs initially and a total of 95 eventually. “I am committed to helping the rural...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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

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