September 2019: The cities of Albertville and Boaz, in Marshall County, have both announced major recreation center projects. Albertville’s Sand Mountain Park and Amphitheater will focus on bringing out-of-town travel ball clubs to town, with a swimming complex. Boaz broke ground on a new rec center that will be built on the site of former outlet buildings.
September 2019: G2 Supply, a general packaging facility that makes customized wooden containers and corrugated products to be used in shipping, is investing $1.2 million and creating seven jobs within the first year in its expansion into Fort Payne in DeKalb County.
September 2019: Dixie Grinders, in Guntersville in Marshall County, which makes industrial meat grinders, celebrates 35 years of operation this year.
September 2019: Y S Inc. in Collinsville in DeKalb County, a provider of engineered process manufacturing, announces a $2.1 million expansion and 25 new jobs. It is adding a second location in Fort Payne on the Norfolk Southern rail.
July 2019: Alabama Wholesale Socks Inc., in Sylvania in DeKalb County, announces an expansion of $295,000 for new equipment and 15 new jobs. The town of Sylvania used a federal grant to upgrade water lines and improve roads.
June 2019: Parallel 33, a spinoff facility of Southern Parallel, a Canadian company with a sawmill in Albertville, opens in Boaz in Marshall County. The mill repurposes scrap wood into usable boards.
May 2019: Aviagen in Albertville in Marshall County, a global poultry breeding company, opens a Research and Training Center, converting a former hatchery into a research hatchery, processing plant and breeder and broiler farm and training facility.
May 2019: The Federal Aviation Administration awards the Centre-Piedmont-Cherokee County Regional Airport $5.5 million for construction of a taxiway.
May 2019: Marshall Technical School, the career technical center for Marshall County schools, partners with area community colleges to provide more opportunities for students and strengthen workforce development.
April 2019: The Children’s Place distribution center, in DeKalb County, announces it will expand with new equipment through a capital investment of $11.5 million. The company will move 50 part-time employees to full-time status.
April 2019: The 68.2-acre Boaz Industrial Park, in Marshall County, receives Economic Development Partnership of Alabama AdvantageSite status.
March 2019: Valley Joist and Deck, a Fort Payne industry employing 150, announces it will build a new facility in the city adding 30 new jobs initially and 25 more in the first year with an $8 million investment.
January 2019: Ace Aeronautics, at the Guntersville Airport in Marshall County, has expanded to four buildings and 65 employees since coming to the city in 2015. The company refurbishes and modifies UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters. The company’s annual payroll is $6.8 million.
January 2019: Guntersville’s City Harbor development’s first phase is under construction. Guntersville native Patrick Lawler is the leaser/developer of the city-owned property that borders U.S. 431 and Lake Guntersville. The development will include covered boat docks, condos, restaurants, retail and entertainment.
November 2018: Scottsboro Aluminum announces it will locate in Scottsboro in Jackson County, with a $4.5 million investment and 35 employees. The company smelts and recycles aluminum.