A Year of Business in Autauga and Elmore Counties

Top business developments in these two counties in the last 12 months.

October 2019: Frontier Spinning Mills announces it will close its Wetumpka plant in Elmore County, laying off all 148 employees by the end of 2019. Two years ago, it invested $6 million for a new warehouse and equipment at the plant.

October 2019: Woody Hydrick joins the Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce, in Autauga County, as its economic development director.

October 2019: Medical billing and practice management firm Professional Billing Inc. announces it will relocate from Montgomery to Prattville, bringing 60 jobs to Autauga County.

September 2019: The Elmore County Commission opens Bicentennial Park in downtown Wetumpka. The commission received a grant from the Alabama 200 Bicentennial Commission in April 2018 to help make improvements to the green space. It offers views of the Coosa River, Bibb Graves Bridge and downtown.

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August 2019: Kinedyne, which makes cargo tie-down, stabilizing equipment for the transportation industry, opens a consolidated distribution operation in Prattville, with nearly 300 employees.

August 2019: Central Access begins work on a high-speed internet system in Wetumpka in Elmore County. The first elements of the $20 million project are slated to go live in early 2020.

March 2019: GKN Aerospace, Elmore County’s largest manufacturer, broke ground on a new 20,000-square-foot, $700,000 storage depot for the company. GKN Aerospace plans more growth in the next two years.

March 2019: Ivy Creek Healthcare begins work on One Oak Medical, slated to open in May 2020 and offer primary and specialty health care.

October 2018: Construction is underway on the James Hardie Building Products manufacturing facility in Prattville’s South Industrial Park. It’s slated to open in spring 2020. Also underway is a $6 million city-county access road project.

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