Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded $230,000 to help a company expand and create 15 jobs in Eclectic.
The Community Development Block Grant will fund infrastructure work necessary for Madix Inc. to add a 140,000-square-foot warehouse and loading area to its plant in the Eclectic Industrial Park. The company manufactures metal, wire and wood shelving, racks and displays used in retail stores and offices.
“Job creation is my top priority, so I am always pleased to support a company expansion to provide new jobs,” Bentley said. “I appreciate the cooperation and teamwork among local and state officials and company leaders in Elmore County to make these new jobs possible.”
The expansion will require installing a new 1,300-foot long water line to the plant and decommissioning an old line that follows the same path.
Based in Texas, Madix operates the Eclectic plant and another Alabama plant in Goodwater.
Bentley notified Mayor Gary Davenport that the grant had been approved. Local funding of $57,000, which includes assistance from the Elmore County Commission, is being added to the project.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grant from funds made available to the state by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
ADECA administers a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, economic development, infrastructure upgrades, recreation, energy conservation, and water resource management.
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