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LG Electronics to open Alabama solar panel plant, creating 160 jobs
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Governor Kay Ivey announced today that
, a leading provider of residential solar panels in the United States, plans to invest $28 million to open an advanced solar module assembly plant in Huntsville, creating 160 jobs.
LG will establish the new factory with two production lines at an existing building on the company's 48-acre campus in Huntsville, where the company has had operations for four decades. The new jobs will increase LG's employment by 60 percent, to more than 400 workers.
"LG has a long history as a leading corporate citizen in Alabama. Now, LG is launching our state's first solar manufacturing plant, which represents a major milestone both for Alabama and for the company," Governor Kay Ivey said.
Kay Ivey comes to Etowah County to tout megasite
Gov. Kay Ivey's appearance at Etowah County's Little Canoe Creek megasite resembled several of her outings over the last few months.
Ivey spoke today under a tent not far from passing cars on Interstate 59 near Gadsden, as about 70 people gathered. But instead of an announcement for a new or expanding Alabama business, Ivey came to call attention to a site seeking development.
"It's important to keep working hard and to prepare so that we'll have continued success like we've had with employment and wages in the future," Ivey said. "We are signalling to every company that's looking for a home that they can grow and expand, we've got a site right here in Etowah County."
Business incubator to move into new larger facility
By Stephen Dethrage / Staff Writer
Like so many of the small businesses it has helped develop since its inception in 2012, the Edge Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has outgrown the space it's housed in.
The center opened six years ago in a 9,000-square foot building owned by Regions Bank on 22nd Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa.
Jim Page, the president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, said ground was broken on a new dedicated facility for the entrepreneurial incubator at 2627 Tenth Ave. last June, and that Harrison Construction anticipates finishing their work there by the end of October.
Allied Mineral Products breaks ground on $11 million expansion in Pell City
Jun 20, 2018
PELL CITY - Allied Mineral Products broke ground Wednesday on an $11 million expansion in Pell City.
"This expansion is part of our strategic growth," said Allied Mineral Products President Paul Jamison. "This increases our manufacturing presence in Alabama."
Allied Mineral Products purchased Riverside Refractories in Pell City in late September 2017, and is retaining 30 jobs from its facility in Anniston with this expansion.