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ADECA

December 4, 2017
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Governor awards grant to bring 50 jobs to Rainsville
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MONTGOMERY— An automotive supplier is expanding and adding 50 new jobs in Rainsville with the help of a $200,000 Community Development Block Grant awarded by Gov. Kay Ivey.

The city will use the CDBG funding to make sewer upgrades so that Rainsville Technology Inc., known as RTI, can expand their operations for the fourth time since 2000. RTI is an automotive supplier, making parts for Honda’s Odyssey, Pilot and Ridgeline vehicles and the Acura MDX.

“Community Development Block Grants help communities with economic development needs, create job opportunities and improve lives in Alabama,” Ivey said. “I am thrilled to see another expansion from RTI that will create even more jobs for hard-working Alabamians, and I am pleased to provide these CDBG funds to help the city put the infrastructure in place for this expansion.”

The project will upgrade a sewer pumping station at Alabama Highway 35 and upgrade the sewer main to a larger, 10-inch line. City officials say the current 40-year-old pumping station was not constructed for what is currently needed for the expansion.

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.

“The CDBG program provides funding to help make improvements to communities, including projects that bring new jobs like this RTI expansion,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “Gov. Ivey is dedicated to creating jobs in Alabama, and ADECA is pleased to help with the job growth in Rainsville.”

ADECA administers a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, economic development, energy conservation, water resource management and recreation development.

Ivey notified Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt that the grant had been approved.

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Contact: Josh Carples; Mike Presley

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