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December 20, 2011
Bentley Grant to Help Elkmont Manufacturer Create Jobs
MONTGOMERY—Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded a $250,000 grant to enable a manufacturer in Limestone County to expand its facilities and add 200 additional jobs.

The grant to the town of Elkmont will be used to install a new water line and other equipment to provide service to the town’s Industrial Park-North.

The water project is necessary to support an $11 million expansion planned by Electricfil, an engine and transmission sensor manufacturer. The company currently employes 80 workers but plans to add 75 new jobs within 18 months and 200 within four years, according to Electricifil officials.

“Helping Alabama communities to grow and develop the services and amenities that attract new business and encourage existing businesses to expand is vital to our state’s economic future,” Bentley said. “I am pleased to provide investment in the future of Elkmont and Alabama.”

The project will fund installation of 6,200 feet of 12-inch water line from the town’s water tank to the industrial park. It also will pay for the installation of pumps and other equipment necessary for fire protection.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the Community Development Block Grant from funds made available to the state by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Bentley notified Elkmont Mayor Tracy Compton that the grant had been approved. Local matching funds of $240,000 will supplement the grant.

Contact: Russell Sellers, Larry Childers

For more information, visit:  http://www.adeca.alabama.gov/