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John Soules Foods launches Alabama expansion creating 510 jobs

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VALLEY, Alabama — Texas-based John Soules Foods announced plans for a production facility in Chambers County with a three-phase project that involves a total investment of $110 million and the creation of 510 jobs. John Soules Foods said it has completed the purchase of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Wayne Farms launches $105 million Alabama expansion, creating 400 jobs

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ENTERPRISE, Alabama – Wayne Farms LLC today marked the official start of a major expansion project at its Enterprise Fresh Processing Facility that will significantly increase production and add 400 new jobs. The company’s $105 million expansion project is expected to be complete in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Koch Foods to invest $40.5 million in Alabama feed mill

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ROANOKE, Alabama -- Koch Foods Inc. plans to invest nearly $40.5 million to build a feed mill in Randolph County that will produce prepared feeds and feeding ingredients to support the growth of a processing plant in nearby Pine Mountain, Georgia. Marilyn Lott, executive...

Written by Jerry Underwood

International Paper to invest $300 million in Alabama mill

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SELMA, Alabama -- International Paper plans to invest around $300 million in its Riverdale Mill in Dallas County to expand the company's industrial packaging business, adding momentum to a significant growth spurt for the state's forest products industry. Memphis, Tennessee-based International Paper (IP) said the...

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Mercedes kicks off project to build Bibb County global logistics hub

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WOODSTOCK, Alabama – Mercedes-Benz officially launched construction this morning on a Global Logistics Center and a North American parts hub based in Bibb County’s Scott G. Davis Industrial Park, a project that will give a massive boost to the rural area. The Bibb County...

Written by Jerry Underwood

IT services firm Provalus to create 300 jobs at Alabama facility

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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