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Here is today's summary of economic development news, a free service of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, representing Alabama's private sector investment in economic development.  If you enjoy NewsFlash, thank an EDPA Partner

 

In this issue:
Outokumpu job fair to seek 150 employees for former ThyssenKrupp Stainless plant
Kohl's to bring 105 job to new Decatur store
Alabama Department of Commerce promotes three staff members
Harbert wins $499 million Corps of Engineers contract
Brasfield & Gorrie to renovate Army barracks at Fort Jackson
Officials look at industrial prospects

 


 

 

Outokumpu job fair to seek 150 employees for former ThyssenKrupp Stainless plant
By Ellen Mitchell | emitchell@al.com 
on January 07, 2013

CALVERT, Alabama -- Outokumpu Stainless USA in Calvert is looking to fill 150 full-time positions with a job fair later this week.

 

On Saturday, Outokumpu Stainless, formerly known as ThyssenKrupp Stainless USA, will be looking for operator, maintenance, electrical and mechanical personnel at base wages between $19-$27 per hour, plus incentives.

 

"With the completion of the merger between Outokumpu and ThyssenKrupp Stainless USA, the new combined company becomes the largest stainless manufacturer in the world," the company said in a statement.

 

The 150 new jobs will fill the remaining shift positions at the company's melt shop, which came online last month, as well as positions in the cold rolling mill, said company spokesperson Mary Mullins.

 

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[al.com]



 


 

Kohl's to bring 105 job to new Decatur store
By The Huntsville Times 
on January 07, 2013
 
Decatur, Alabama -- Kohl's Department Stores is looking to hire 105 new employees when it opens its new Decatur location in March, the company says.  

Kohl's plans to hire 105 employees for its new Decatur store, scheduled to open in March. 

The company is hosting a job fair later this month, and those interested in learning more or who want to schedule an interview can visit the company's  or call 877-639-5645.

 Kohl's plans to hire register operators, department associates, customer service associates, early a.m. freight unloaders and evening ad set associates.
The job fair will be held at Amberley Suite Hotel, located at 807 Bank St. NE in Decatur.

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[al.com]
 

 

 

 

 


 

Alabama Department of Commerce promotes three staff members
By Dawn Kent | dkent@al.com 
on January 07, 2013 

MONTGOMERY, Alabama  -- The state's lead economic development agency, the Alabama Department of Commerce, has promoted three staff members following the retirement of David Hutchison, who leads the agency's business development division.

Hutchison, who has served at the Commerce Department and its predecessor -- the Alabama Development Office -- since 1988, is retiring to become president of the Butler County Economic Development Commission. His roles have included economic development division director, Honda project manager, assistant director and acting director.

He will be replaced by Gary Faulkner, a senior economic development representative who recruits both domestically and internationally.

 

Faulkner is a graduate of Auburn University and an Alabama Registered Forester. He has completed courses in industrial and economic development at Auburn and the University of Oklahoma.


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Harbert wins $499 million Corps of Engineers contract
By Stan Diel | sdiel@al.com 
on January 07, 2013 

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - BL Harbert International has won a $499 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for work in the Gulf Coast region, the company announced today.

 

"We are honored to have been selected to be a part of this MATOC and look forward to continuing our excellent relationship with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District," Harbert's Gary Savage said in a prepared statement.

 

The work will be in support of the Mobile District Military Program and is expected to be completed in September 2017, Harbert said.

 

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[al.com]


 

 


 

Brasfield & Gorrie to renovate Army barracks at Fort Jackson
By Stan Diel | sdiel@al.com 
on January 08, 2013 
 

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -Brasfield & Gorrie has won a $14 million contract to renovate a 55,000 square-foot barracks building at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. 

 

Work on Reception Battalion Building 1892 is expected to begin in April and be completed in the spring of 2014.

About half of all soldiers, and 70 percent of female soldiers, receive their initial training at the fort.

 

"Many of the Army's newest recruits make their first stop at Fort Jackson. It is an honor to work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to enhance and update the living quarters for our service men and women at this installation," division manager Alan Anthony said in a prepared statement.

 


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[al.com]

 


 

 


 

Officials look at industrial prospects
Published January 5, 2013
By Kellie Singleton

Even though the economy seems to be showing marginal improvement, job creation and retention is still a concern for officials and residents in the area.

Locally, the Franklin County Development Authority is responsible for recruiting new industry into the county and supporting existing industries.

FCDA Executive Director Mitch Mays said he sees promise in the local economic development prospects in the months to come if they can continue marketing the area and working with local officials.

"We are increasing our marketing of the county by attending tradeshows and meeting with site selection consultants at different events around the country," Mays said.
"In addition we are taking an aggressive approach to identify Toyota and Navistar suppliers. We now have two speculative buildings to offer in the county and we have already been reaching out to prospective companies that would benefit by being in our area."

Those two spec buildings are located in Russellville Industrial Park #1 and in Vina Industrial Park. In addition, the county offers four more industrial parks that are available for growing businesses: Russellville Industrial Park #2, Mike Green Industrial Park, Phil Campbell Industrial Park and West Franklin Regional Industrial Park located in Red Bay.

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[Franklin County Times]

 


 




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