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

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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

MöllerTech project shows momentum for rural development (video)

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WOODSTOCK, Alabama – Global auto supplier MöllerTech 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. MöllerTech’s selection of the...

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

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CENTREVILLE, Alabama -- German automotive supplier MöllerTech 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 priority...

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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