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Riverside on map with new industry

Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Jerry Martin Look to a formerly vacant piece of property nestled between Interstate 20 and US 78 in Riverside and see the future going up. It is the site of Nufab Rebar, a new industry that will become the city’s largest employer. “What a day for Riverside,” Mayor Rusty […]

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Pell City fabricator gaining global reputation

Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Jerry Martin “U.S. goods and services trade with Mexico totaled $341 billion in 2009 (latest data available for goods and services trade combined). Exports totaled $151 billion; Imports totaled $190 billion. The U.S. goods and services trade deficit with Mexico was $39 billion in 2009.” — Office of the […]

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St. Vincent’s St. Clair unveils new services

Story by Carol Pappas Photo by Jerry Martin It hasn’t even been a year yet since St. Vincent’s St. Clair opened its doors in a new, state-of-the-art hospital. But new services continue to be added, employee rosters are growing, and use is up by double digit percentages. Interim President of Rural Hospital Operations Kidada Hawkins […]

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Industries Expand in Steele Creating Over 70 New Jobs

Rain Bird and Yachiyo Manufacturing of Alabama Expand to Meet Market Demands  STEELE, ALA. – August 15, 2012 – The St. Clair County Economic Development Council announced the recent expansions of the Rain Bird facility and Yachiyo Manufacturing of Alabama (YMA) facility both located in Steele, Alabama.  Rain Bird Corporation is a privately held company […]

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Jason Roberts: New EDC Project Manager

New EDC project manager says opportunity abounds in St. Clair County Will Heath – The St. Clair Times Jul 06, 2012  PELL CITY — From his desk at the St. Clair County Economic Development Council office, Jason Roberts can see opportunity in all directions. “I think we have great opportunities,” Roberts said. “I think it’s […]

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Northside Medical expanding

Northside Medical in Pell City continues to make its mark on the medical community with a 14,000-squarefoot expansion of its facilities near I-20 and US 231 South. The addition on the north side of the existing facility will have a dedicated after-care suite and expanded diagnostic and patient-care areas to serve its growing practice. Target […]

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Pell City Food World to become strip mall with help from EDC

Second Street Plaza LLC has plans to breathe new life into a vacant Food World building in Pell City, converting it into a shopping center that will house three to four retail tenants. Leases were expected to be signed in early June, and a spokesman for the Mississippi-based company could not disclose their identities until […]

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Nufab breaks ground in Riverside

Nufab Rebar LLC, which manufactures concrete reinforcing steel and related products, has broken ground on a new plant in Riverside. The company plans to invest $6.9 million in the facility on its site just off the I-20 exit. It plans to hire 50 employees within the first three years, with expected growth to a potential […]

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Jenkins Brick reopens

Just ask Jenkins Brick Plant Manager Jeff Madore. His company has restarted operations after closing three years ago. Now owned by Acme Brick, a company of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate, Jenkins has hired 32 associates and is now operating at nearly 50 percent. A long-awaited upward move in construction spurred the reopening in mid-March, […]

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St. Clair EDC crafting 3-year plan

St. Clair County Economic Development Council has come to the end of its initial Partnership for Tomorrow plan, hailing the five-year run a tremendous success. Through the numbers and benchmarks set five years ago as goals, officials seem to be on target with their expectations. In a gathering of CEOs, company presidents and key executives […]

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