Rural Alabama. Known Throughout the World.

There are plenty of assumptions about rural Alabama. Well, we’ve got ‘em too. We assume that everything we produce is the highest caliber, and that everyone knows it. We assume that our neighbor is working just as hard as we are. And we assume that everyone knows our neighbors: from Mercedes-Benz and Honda to Conecuh Sausage and Wickles Pickles.

Trendco USA to create 292 jobs at Tuskegee glove manufacturing facility

TUSKEGEE, Alabama — Trendco USA plans to invest $43 million to launch a manufacturing operation in a Tuskegee logistics hub where the company will produce nitrile medical gloves to expand domestic supply. Trendco will be the first tenant for the new Regional East Alabama Logistics (REAL) Park.

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*Based on 2020-2022 data.

Rural News

Gov. Ivey: Alabama’s rural developers making ‘remarkable’ progress

PRATTVILLE, Alabama — Economic developers from rural communities across Alabama were urged Wednesday to keep their winning streak going at the 2023 RurAL Summit sponsored by the Alabama Department of Commerce and held at the Central Alabama Community College. Since 2020, the state’s rural counties have attracted over $4 billion in new capital investment through…

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Colclasher Enterprises bringing jobs to Selma with pipe production hub

SELMA, Alabama — Colclasher Enterprises LLC, a plastic pipe manufacturer, officially announced plans to invest $9 million to establish a production facility in Selma’s Craig Industrial Park as part of a project that will create 21 jobs. The Selma & Dallas County Economic Development Authority said Colclasher Enterprises has begun retrofitting an existing building at…

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CFD Research launches growth project at Test Center in Jackson County

HOLLYWOOD, Alabama — At a groundbreaking ceremony today, CFD Research Corp. formally kicked off a construction project to add a new facility at its Engineering Test Center in Jackson County that will allow it to expand activities at its growing site there. Huntsville-based CFD Research said the new 19,000-square-foot building at its site in Hollywood…

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