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Construction begins on $20 million logistics hub in Baldwin County

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LOXLEY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey joined officials in Baldwin County today to officially kick off construction of a new logistics hub that will become home to Imperial Dade, a leading independently owned and operated distributor of food service packaging and janitorial supplies. The...

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New logistics projects coming to Mobile, Baldwin counties

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LOXLEY, Alabama – To fuel its growth plans in Gulf Coast region, Imperial Dade, a distributor of food service packaging and janitorial supplies, is planning a move into a new 220,000-square-foot logistics hub in Baldwin Count. The $20 million project, announced today, will support...

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Economic development report card shows $4.8 billion in 2020 investment

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MONTGOMERY -- Despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, economic development activity across Alabama in 2020 generated close to $5 billion in new capital investment and almost 10,000 job commitments, Governor Kay Ivey announced today. With significant growth projects recorded in key strategic...

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Ren Seafoods plans processing facility, distribution hub in Mobile

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MOBILE, Alabama — Ren Seafoods plans to open a seafood processing facility and distribution hub in Mobile as part of a $12.4 million growth project that will create 54 jobs, according to the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce. “This project further cements Mobile as...

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ALDI kicks off construction on $100 million distribution center, regional HQ

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LOXLEY, Alabama — Retailer ALDI officially launched construction today on a new regional headquarters and distribution center in Baldwin County that will support the company's expansion throughout the Gulf Coast region. The project is set to bring approximately $100 million in capital investment, with plans...

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Transportation partners team for new logistics park in Alabama

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MOBILE, Alabama – Alabama officials today announced that CN, a Canadian transportation company, is collaborating with Alabama Export Railroad and Ray-Mont Logistics to launch the first phase of a new, high-tech logistics park in Mobile. Opening in late 2021, the first phase of the...

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Lowe’s Home Improvement plans $61 million Alabama distribution hub

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BESSEMER, Alabama — Lowe’s Home Improvement announced this week plans to construct a 1.2 million-square-foot distribution facility in Jefferson County, creating 150 jobs as part of a $61 million project. The Birmingham Business Alliance said the facility will be located in Bessemer next to...

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Amazon expands Alabama footprint with 2 delivery stations in metro Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Amazon Logistics announced plans today to open two new delivery stations in the Birmingham metro area, creating hundreds of jobs and speeding up deliveries for the internet retailer’s customers in the region. One of the delivery stations will be located at...

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FedEx Ground to build $40 million logistics facility in Jefferson County

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – FedEx Ground plans to build a $40.6 million facility in Jefferson County that would create 285 full- and part-time jobs within three years of the project’s completion, the Birmingham Business Alliance announced today. The 300,000-square-foot FedEx Ground facility will stand on a...

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Dollar General opens cold storage facility in Montgomery, creating 65 jobs

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Retailer Dollar General announced the opening of a 450,000-square-foot DG Fresh cold storage facility in Montgomery that will create 65 jobs and advance the company’s growth plans through a $26 million investment. The new DG Fresh facility, located at 6080 Mobile...

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