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Gunmaker Kimber relocates its corporate headquarters to Alabama

Rural Development

TROY, Alabama — Less than three years after selecting a site in Troy for a firearms manufacturing plant, Kimber Mfg Inc. announced plans to move its corporate headquarters to the Alabama city. Kimber also said it plans to hire aggressively in all departments as...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Coastal Growers plans $87 million peanut shelling facility in Atmore

Rural Development

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Coastal Growers LLC plans to build a peanut shelling plant in Atmore, bringing 100 or more jobs to the area and turning the Escambia County city into a hub for peanut shelling in southwest Alabama.

Written by Jerry Underwood

High-tech utility pole manufacturer to locate in Tallapoosa County

Rural Development

DADEVILLE, Alabama – Dadeville Pole Co. plans to construct a new facility to manufacture and distribute power poles at the William Thweatt Industrial Park in Tallapoosa County, providing the rural region with an economic boost, according to the Lake Martin Area Economic Development Alliance.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Geneva County targets manufacturers with new spec building

Rural Development

HARTFORD, Alabama – Officials in rural Geneva County believe their job-creation efforts will receive a major boost from a new 45,000-square-foot speculative building that’s ideal for a manufacturing operation. A ceremonial groundbreaking for the building in the Geneva County Industrial Park was held this...

Written by Jerry Underwood

JELD-WEN adds product line at Alabama facility, creating 40 jobs

Rural Development

WEDOWEE, Alabama – Charlotte, North Carolina-based JELD-WEN Inc., one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers, plans to expand production at its plant in Randolph County, creating up to 40 new jobs at the facility, officials announced today. The expansion at the Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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Pinnacle Renewable Energy plans $95 million wood pellet plant in Alabama

Rural Development

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey today announced that Alabama Pellets LLC, a subsidiary of Canada-based Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc., plans to invest $95 million to construct a wood pellet production facility in Demopolis. The Alabama Pellets facility is expected to have an annual production...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Macon County organic farmer cultivates ambitions with ag startup

Rural Development

TUSKEGEE, Alabama – A startup, minority-owned organic farm in Macon County is expanding its crops and customer base, fueled by an ambitious vision to carry on the region’s rich history of agricultural innovation. Lifetime Natural Organic Farm, which includes about 25 acres of raised-bed...

Written by Dawn Azok

Auto supplier Seoyon E-Hwa plans expansion, creating 60 jobs in Selma

Rural Development

SELMA, Alabama – Seoyon E-Hwa Interior Systems, a Tier 1 supplier to Alabama’s Hyundai assembly plant, announced plans Tuesday to invest more than $5 million to expand its industrial operation in Dallas County. Seoyon E-Hwa will add 60 jobs to its current workforce of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Chambers County’s Gray wins top Alabama economic development honor

Rural Development

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Valerie Gray, executive director of the Chambers County Development Authority (CCDA), has been named the 2019 recipient of the David R. Echols Distinguished Service Award for exemplary service in economic development. The award, presented by the Alabama Department of Commerce, represents...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Medical Industries of the Americas to revive Alabama latex plant with growth project

Rural Development

EUFAULA, Alabama – Medical Industries of the Americas plans to re-launch latex production at a shuttered factory in Barbour County as part of a plan to expand the site into a comprehensive manufacturing complex for medical commodities, Alabama officials announced today. MI Americas plans...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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