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Gateway Tire to invest $11 million in Alabama distribution center
DOTHAN, Alabama - Officials with
announced plans today to invest $11 million to build a 200,000-square-foot tire distribution center in Dothan's Westgate Industrial Park, adding heft to the area's strong distribution/logistics sector.
The project will create 30 jobs initially, with more possible in the future.
Governor Kay Ivey, who attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the distribution center this morning, said Gateway Tire's investment in the Dothan project shows the company's confidence in the Alabama workforce.
State, community and corporate leaders expect great things from HVAC Training Center in Jasper
By Keisa Sharpe
July 18, 2017
While the current facility is in Clanton, Jasper will be home to a new, relocated HVAC training facility. There, the program will be expanded and course certification options will be included.
Alabama Power Chairman, President and CEO Mark Crosswhite was joined by
Alabama Community College System
Chancellor Jimmy Baker, Bevill State Community College interim President Dr. Kim Ennis and Gov. Kay Ivey, along with state Sen. Greg Reed for a news conference. Leaders also signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
White House spotlights another Alabama-made product
Another day, another Alabama-made product is getting recognized by the Trump Administration during its "Made in America" emphasis.
Demopolis Sawmill Project Right on Schedule
From the West Alabama Newsroom-
A multi-million dollar sawmill project in Demopolis continues to make progress.
The new state of the art sawmill is expected to bring more than new fifty jobs to the area.
Demopolis Mayor John Laney says the Two River Lumber Company sawmill project is steadily moving along and its right on schedule.
Get Your Tickets NOW for Alabama's premier innovation event on Aug. 23 at the Alabama Theatre in Birmingham!
believe the accelerations set loose by Silicon Valley in technology and digital globalization have created a world where every decent job demands more skill and, now, lifelong learning."
-- Thomas L. Friedman, columnist and bestselling author of Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations.
Hear Friedman live at the Alabama Theatre in Birmingham on Aug. 23 for
"imerge," the next generation of the Innovation Conference that the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama has held for the last six years to celebrate and recognize how important innovation, entrepreneurs and startups are to the state's economy.
Innovation is a key to Alabama's economic future and job creation.
Friedman will speak at 4 p.m. and a networking reception follows at 5 p.m. The "imerge" EDPA 2017 Innovation Awards celebration is at 6 p.m. The annual awards highlight companies of all sizes and innovators who strengthen Alabama's economy, generate jobs and develop new ideas. The "imerge" event will continue into the evening with "Celebrate Imagination," beginning at 7 p.m., which offers a taste of Alabama, with delicious food, and live music and entertainment "after parties."
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