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.
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
Anniston Army Depot
Military vehicles and arms
4,600 employees (tenants and contractors)
Ductile, iron, water main fittings
Bridgewater Interiors LLC
Automotive seating systems
International Automotive Components
Interior automotive systems and components
FabArc Steel Supply Inc.
General Dynamics Land Systems
Military vehicle rehab
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
New South Express
Kasai North America Inc.
Nemak Aluminum Components
Motor vehicle parts
Blue Bell Creameries
Ice cream/frozen desserts
Imerys USA Inc.