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ASK Invests $2.7 Million in New Facility, Bringing New Jobs to Montgomery
By Rashad Snell
Joined by elected leaders and Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce officials, today customer support company ASK marked the official grand opening of its new headquarters.
The company invested $2.7 million to renovate the former Brunswick Woodmere Lanes bowling alley on Carmichael Road, a move that led to the creation of new jobs. In 2016, ASK announced that over a two-year period it would be adding more than 400 jobs, bringing its total workforce to over 600 employees.
ASK Telemarketing Inc. serves companies throughout the United States handling inbound customer calls, e-mails and chat transactions. The company established its roots in Montgomery. It was founded in the Capital City in 1992 and is one of the many success stories to come out of the Montgomery Chamber Business Resource Center Incubation Program.
GRANT FROM ALABAMA GOVERNOR TO CREATE JOBS IN BRIDGEPORT
BRIDGEPORT, Ala. (WDEF) - Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has announced a $190,422 Community Development Block grant to help create jobs in Bridgeport.
Back in March, Mohawk Industries closed a fiber mill in Bridgeport. The grant is intended to provide the infrastructure needed to reopen that plant.
According to the Governor's Office, Mohawk plans to renovate and upgrade the facility to improve productivity.
Birmingham tech startup Swell Fundraising launches new product
Birmingham-based tech startup Swell Fundraising is growing with the launch of a new product.
Swell Fundraising launched its 2012 as a platform to help nonprofits raise more money at events by using mobile tools. The platform provides tools for everything from ticket sales to real-time giving presented visually. Until now, Swell has sold an entire platform; now, it's launching a smaller, cheaper product called
The Slides app is basically a piece of the overall platform that allows someone to create a custom interactive screen display for a fundraising event. It's a piece of the larger platform, and it's a lot cheaper: There's a $150 sign-up fee, and then a $99 charge per event, which constitutes a 24-hour period.
Note: Swell Fundraising is an Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition Winner and also a LEAP Alumni Competition Winner
Continental Motors Group Announces Developer/Contractor Partnership for New Facility
Mobile (AL, USA), September 11th, 2017-Continental Motors Group Ltd (CMG), an AVIC International Holding Corporation company, announced today that it signed a Letter of Intent with Stonemont Financial Group and Clayco, Inc. to develop its new state of the art headquarters at the Mobile Aeroplex in Mobile, AL.
"We look forward to partnering with Continental Motors Group on the design and construction of their new manufacturing facility," said Clayco Executive Vice President & Shareholder Anthony Johnson. "Our commitment to Continental Motors is to collaborate closely with their team to create a manufacturing environment that optimizes their quality, safety, and productivity each and every day."