A Year of Business in the Gateway to the Coast

Top business developments in Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia and Monroe counties.

February 2020: Green Product Technologies moves to Monroe County to make steel structural insulated panels and other related products.

February 2020: Truckworx Kenworth locates on U.S. Highway 43 in Thomasville in Clarke County for a $3.5 million truck dealership and service center.

January 2020: Thomasville Regional Medical Center, a 29-bed, $38 million hospital in Clarke County, is expected to open soon, anchoring a 35-acre medical park that is under construction.

January 2020: Monroe County Hospital is completing a new emergency room, set to open early in 2020, the third element of a $4.2 million capital investment.

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January 2020: Trade magazine Manufacturing Technology Insights names Atmore-based Muskogee Technology as one of its Top 10 Defense Solutions Providers.

December 2019: Longleaf Machining LLC, in the Brewton Industrial Park in Escambia County, opens an 8,000-square-foot addition to its six-axis, computer numerically controlled plant for machining large parts.

December 2019: J&L Industrial Services locates in Monroe County’s Hornady Sawyer Business Incubator with help from a $100,000 Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs grant.

December 2019: ALTO Products, a friction plant manufacturer in Atmore in Escambia County, announces a $2 million expansion and 25 new jobs.

December 2019: Tiger-Sul, an agricultural sulfur manufacturer in Atmore, announces a $3.6 million expansion and 12 new jobs.

December 2019: Conecuh County purchases 123 acres for future industrial development.

December 2019: Foley Pipe Co. plans to open a new pre-cast concrete plant in Flomaton in Escambia by October, a $17.6 million investment with about 35 jobs.

December 2019: H.O. Weaver & Sons Inc. opens its fourth aggregate plant in Atmore in Escambia County.

November 2019: The Federal Aviation Administration authorizes the transition of Thomasville Airport, in Clarke County, into a new regional airport, merging several local airports into Southwest Alabama Regional Airport.

August 2019: Harrigan Lumber Co., in Monroe County, announces a $4.8 million expansion and addition of a new kiln.

June 2019: Westervelt Co. announces it will build a new lumber mill in Thomasville in North Clarke Industrial Park. The project has an investment of $200 million and 125 jobs.

June 2019: Canfor Southern Pine, in Fulton, in Clarke County, announces a $31 million investment at its sawmill facilities. The plant recently added a profiler and a planer mill.

May 2019: Georgia-Pacific announces it will invest $120 million in its Naheola mill in Choctaw County for a new tissue and roll storage building.

March 2019: Gate Precast, in Monroe County, expands with the purchase of 17 additional acres.

February 2019: Guyoung Tech USA announces a multimillion-dollar expansion of its production line that includes a new welding line facility in Evergreen – near its Castleberry facility in Conecuh County.

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