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July 16, 2012
Bentley awards grant to help create jobs in Albertville

Gov. Robert Bentley awarded a $200,000 grant to help bring 60 new jobs to the city of Albertville.

The Community Development Block Grant will help Newman Technology construct a $15 million plant to produce components used in automobile manufacturing. Newman supplies parts for Honda, Acura and Subaru vehicles.

“My administration is committed to doing whatever we can to encourage companies like Newman Technology to locate and provide jobs in Alabama,” Bentley said. “I am grateful to the dedicated local and regional officials who worked to make this project a reality and I applaud the company for placing its trust in Alabama’s exceptional workforce.”

The city of Albertville will use the grant to provide water and sewer services to the 21.3-acre site at George Wallace Industrial Park where the manufacturer will build its 143,000-square-foot plant. The city has committed an additional $50,000 for the infrastructure project that also will benefit other businesses that might locate at the park in the future.

Newman’s Albertville facility will provide door sash and exhaust components for Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln.

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

ADECA administers a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, economic development, workforce development, recreation, energy conservation and water resource management.   
Bentley notified Mayor Lindsey D. Lyons that the funding had been approved.


Contact Jim Plott or Larry Childers

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