Top News in Limestone, Morgan & Franklin Counties

A round up of the top news items within the last year in Limestone, Morgan and Franklin counties.

Wolverine Industries recently completed one year of resumed production at its Decatur aluminum extrusion plant, which shut down during the 2008 recession.

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.

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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.

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