June 2019: Tier 1 automotive supplier BOCAR is building a $115 million production facility in the Limestone County portion of Huntsville. The aluminum production facility plans to hire more than 300 workers.
June 2019: Redline Steel announces a new investment to fuel more growth in its custom steel manufacturing company. The company located in Tanner in Limestone County in November 2018 with an $11.1 million investment and 50 jobs.
April 2019: Construction begins on the Toyota Boshoku America seat production facility in the Breeding North Industrial Park. It represents a $55.9 million investment and 414 jobs. Construction should be complete by May 2020.
April 2019: CB&S Bank, headquartered in Russellville, and PrimeSouth Bank, headquartered near Montgomery, merged and will operate under the CB&S Bank brand. The merger creates the largest privately held bank in Alabama and the fourth-largest Alabama-based financial institution with assets topping $1.9 billion. The bank now has more than 50 locations in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee and employs 500 people.
April 2019: River & Rocket LLC plans a distribution center near the I-65/565 interchange, representing a $17.5 million investment.
January 2019: Claborn Manufacturing is relocating and expanding, with construction in progress to revamp the former Saginaw-Delphi plant in Tanner into a 150,000-square-foot plant with a $6.1 million investment and 50 jobs. The company makes products for jails and prisons and operates under the names Tricap Development LLC and M2H2 Holdings LLC.
December 2018: Gregory Industries has purchased 13 acres and 100,000 square feet of an existing facility for a galvanized steel plant to be known as Mid-Ohio Tubing LLC. Gregory is investing $4.21 million to create a tubing mill and a roll forming mill to produce galvanized steel tubing used in G-street metal framing, which is used to hold plumbing and lighting in building construction. The company was on track for a July 2019 startup.
September 2018: Valley Rubber invested $900,000 in a new fabrication shop and created three new jobs.
September 2018: Girard Systems, which makes retractable awnings for the RV and specialty vehicle industry, breaks ground on a new plant in the West Franklin Regional Industrial Park. It is a $25 million investment that adds 25 jobs.
August 2018: Aviagen, a poultry processing company in Limestone County, invests $1.5 million in an expansion.
July 2018: M & J Industries is creating a precision machinery operation, primarily for the defense, energy and aerospace industries, investing $3.19 million and planning to employ 30 people. The facility should be open by June 2020.
July 2018: Carpenter Technology Corp. announces it will add an Emerging Technology Center at its campus in Limestone County. The $52 million investment creates about 60 jobs over the next five years.
June 2018: GE Appliances, a Haier Co., announced an expansion of 40,000 square feet, which will increase its production capacity by 25 percent. Investment was $115.0 million and will create 255 jobs. The facility currently employs more than 1,300.
For more information, see our recent Spotlight on Limestone, Morgan & Franklin Counties.