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Cerrowire kicks off $100 million expansion project in Alabama

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HARTSELLE, Alabama — Cerrowire, a major U.S. manufacturer of copper building wire, today officially launched an expansion project near its Morgan County factory, where it will build a 270,000-square-foot facility to produce metal clad cable in Alabama. Cerrowire, which is investing over $100 million...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Niagara Bottling to invest $112 million in new Alabama production facility

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OPELIKA, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Niagara Bottling LLC, one of the nation’s leading beverage manufacturers, plans to open a new production facility in Opelika with an investment estimated to reach $112 million. The bottling plant, located in the Northeast Opelika...

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BELLA+CANVAS plans high-tech Alabama facility with 557 jobs

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that BELLA+CANVAS, a fast-growing apparel manufacturer with a “Made in the U.S.A” focus, plans a major investment in Alabama to open an advanced fabric-cutting facility expected to create over 550 jobs in Wetumpka. Los Angeles-based BELLA+CANVAS...

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Hanwha Cimarron kicks off project to open Alabama manufacturing facility

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OPELIKA, Alabama – Hanwha Cimarron LLC, a maker of carbon fiber-wrapped, high-pressure storage tanks, formally launched a $130 million project today to construct a manufacturing plant in Opelika that will employ 261 people. Hanwha Cimarron broke ground this morning on the facility, located in...

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Alabama wins Gold Shovel Award for 2020 economic development

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Area Development, a prominent national business publication, has selected Alabama for its Gold Shovel Award, recognizing the state’s economic development success in the manufacturing sector during a challenging 2020. The honor follows a year of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Coca-Cola UNITED announces $48 million expansion at Mobile facility

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MOBILE, Alabama -- Coca-Cola Bottling Co. UNITED plans to invest $48 million in its Mobile campus to grow its business along the Gulf Coast with a project to expand its existing warehouse, optimize distribution operations and install a state-of-the-art warehousing system. “With this larger...

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AM/NS Calvert kicks off construction on $775 million steelmaking facility

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CALVERT, Alabama – With a groundbreaking ceremony this week, ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel Corp. marked the official launch of a $775 million project to construct a massive new steelmaking facility at their AM/NS Calvert production site near Mobile. “Alabama and the steel industry go...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Veronica Crock joins Commerce team as senior project manager

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Veronica Crock, an experienced economic developer and former educator who focused on workforce preparedness, has joined the business development team at the Alabama Department of Commerce. Crock, who holds the title of senior project manager, will concentrate her efforts on advanced...

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Gunmaker Kimber relocates its corporate headquarters to Alabama

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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...

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Kaishan Group to open Alabama manufacturing facility with 62 jobs

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LOXLEY, Alabama -- Kaishan Group, a worldwide manufacturer of industrial air compressors, announced plans today to invest $11 million to build a new U.S. corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in Baldwin County. At an event Monday, the company broke ground on the new 65,000-square-foot facility,

Written by Jerry Underwood

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