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August 3, 2017
Gov. Ivey awards grant for new industry, jobs in Monroeville

MONTGOMERY— New industry and new jobs are coming to Monroeville with the help of a $175,000 Community Development Grant awarded by Gov. Kay Ivey.

The grant will help the city prepare the way for Sterling Packaging to establish a manufacturing facility in Monroeville Industrial Park. The company, which specializes in packaging for craft breweries and other customers in the food, pharmaceutical, hardware and cosmetic industries, will locate in an existing 60,000 square foot spec building in the park. The grant will enable the city to make needed improvements to the site and the drainage system in preparation for Sterling Packing. The company expects to hire 60 employees once the facility is fully operational.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grant from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. ADECA administers an array of programs supporting law enforcement and traffic safety, economic development, energy conservation, water resource management and recreation development.

Ivey and ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell joined Mayor Joseph Oglesby and other state and local leaders to break ground on the project earlier in the week in Monroeville.

Contact: Mike Presley or Jennifer Ardis Elmore

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