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Nature’s Earth Products plans $10.8 million expansion at Pickens County plant

REFORM, Alabama — Nature’s Earth Products LLC plans to invest over $10.8 million in an expansion project that will double the manufacturing capacity of its environmentally friendly products at the company’s facility in Pickens County.

The Alabama Department of Commerce announced today that the growth project will add 12 new jobs to the Nature’s Earth workforce in Reform, which today numbers 33 employees. The new jobs will pay an average wage of more than $22 an hour, according to Commerce.

As part of the project, West Palm Beach, Florida-based Nature’s Earth plans to install a new production line with updated equipment that will boost efficiency at the Alabama facility.

“We are excited about doubling our production from 70,000 tons to 140,000 tons allowing us to better serve our existing customers and to open new markets for our environmentally friendly bedding and heating pellets — Feline Pine, Equine Pine, and Freedom Fuel,” said Ken Simard, the company’s CEO.

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