The Business of Calhoun and Talladega Counties

Calhoun and Talladega counties, in northeast Alabama, are driven by a diverse manufacturing economy — from automotive manufacturing and its associated auto suppliers, to metals and wood products — and the sprawling vehicle maintenance operations of the Anniston Army Depot.

These counties also are home to major tourism attractions, from NASCAR to the Talladega National Forest, and a wide range of hiking, biking and historical attractions.

Calhoun County’s largest employer continues to be the Anniston Army Depot, with 4,600 employees and thousands of indirect jobs. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Center for Domestic Preparedness is here as well, providing training for first responders from all 50 states.

McClellan, a former U.S. Army fort that is now a 10,000-acre, master-planned, mixed-use development in Anniston, continues to forge ahead with new businesses, partnerships and recreational opportunities.

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In Talladega County, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama is the largest employer, with 4,500 associates. HMA is the sole production source of the Odyssey minivan, the Pilot SUV, the new Honda Passport, the Ridgeline truck and the V-6 engines that power each vehicle. Both counties are home to numerous automotive suppliers, as well as metal manufacturers.

Largest Industrial Employers

Calhoun County

Anniston Army Depot
Military vehicles and arms
4,600 employees (tenants and contractors)

New Flyer
Transit buses
650 employees

Tyler Union
Ductile, iron, water main fittings
500 employees

Bridgewater Interiors LLC
Automotive seating systems
375 employees

International Automotive Components
Interior automotive systems and components
325 employees

FabArc Steel Supply Inc.
Structural steel
305 employees

General Dynamics Land Systems
Armored vehicles
300 employees

BAE Systems
Military vehicle rehab
260 employees 

Talladega County

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
Automobiles/V-6 engines
4,500 employees

New South Express
Honda supplier
1,575 employees

Legacy Cabinets
688 employees

Kasai North America Inc.
Plastic extrusion
676 employees

Nemak Aluminum Components
Motor vehicle parts
554 employees

Blue Bell Creameries
Ice cream/frozen desserts
325 employees

MasterBrand Cabinets
Ready-to-assemble cabinets
288 employees

Imerys USA Inc.
Marble quarry
280 employees

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