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Knauf Insulation to expand Alabama plant, create 100 jobs

Rural Development

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

GD Copper project showcases Alabama economic development support system

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PINE HILL, Alabama – A $100 million, ultra-modern manufacturing facility near this small Wilcox County town has begun turning out copper tubing for heating and cooling systems, appliances, refrigeration units and plumbing. The GD Copper USA plant also is responsible for a completely different...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama officials welcome Golden Dragon’s first U.S. factory

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PINE HILL, Alabama – Top Alabama officials today welcomed leaders of Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group at a ribbon cutting for the Chinese company’s first U.S. factory, a $100 million plant in Wilcox County that just started production but could soon be growing.

Written by Jerry Underwood

In Marion County, teamwork pays off with I-22 Gateway Industrial Park

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MARION COUNTY, Alabama – A 462-acre industrial park off the future Interstate 22 stands as a symbol of cooperation in this northwest Alabama county, and officials believe that this teamwork approach will help the region along the state’s newest superhighway land new jobs and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Knauf Insulation CEO: Why we picked Alabama for our project

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LANETT, Alabama – In commentary published on AL.com, Knauf Insulation CEO Mark Andrews outlined reasons the Indiana-based company recently decided to restart and upgrade operations at a mothballed Alabama factory. On Jan. 24, Andrews was on hand at a ceremony to mark the re-opening...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Brown-Forman Stevenson mill project finds ‘natural fit’ in Northeast Alabama

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STEVENSON, Alabama – Almost two years ago, Brown-Forman Cooperage, a subsidiary of the company that makes Jack Daniel whiskey, opened a mill in Stevenson to produce oak staves for the whiskey barrels that help give the liquor its distinctive taste. Since that time, Bob...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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