Kith Kitchens, a Haleyville-based cabinetry maker, has announced plans for an $11 million expansion in Florence.
A family-owned business founded in 1998, Kith Kitchens is one of the largest employers in Winston County with some 680 employees. The Florence expansion will add another 131 workers.
The company opted for an 11.5-acre site in Florence-Lauderdale Industrial Park, which the Shoals Economic Development Agency had already prepped with a 150,000-square-foot building pad in hopes of attracting new industry.
“The speculative building pad will allow Kith Kitchens to become operational quicker to meet the ever-growing demand in their industry,” said Adam Himber, Vice President of the Shoals EDA.
Starting with the pad in place will allow Kith Kitchens to be operational by next summer, he added.
“A couple of years ago the Shoals EDA developed an aggressive product development plan that included the construction of a new road and speculative building pad in the Florence-Lauderdale Industrial Park,” said Himber, attributing the agency’s success to collaboration among the Alabama Department of Commerce, AIDT, and TVA with Shoals EDA.