Another industry will join Jack Daniel Cooperage in Lawrence County's Mallard Fox West Industrial Complex if everything goes as planned.
At Tuesday's meeting of the Lawrence County Industrial Development Board, Tony Stockton, executive director, said he has a letter of intent from a company saying it will locate in the complex and bring 100 new jobs to the county. Stockton said the company was not ready to make an official annoucement at this time.
The company has indicated it will purchase 80 acres in the park across the railroad. Stockton said the company has indicated to him it would like to begin construction in May.
While no deal is final until the official paperwork is signed, Stockton said as far as he was concerned, the commitment is firm. Stockton was so confident about the company's commitment he traveled to Montgomery to find funding to expand the road into the park by 3,000 feet. The extension will bring the road across the railroad tracks into the land being purchased by the industry.
Stockton met with officials from the Alabama Department of Transportation and other state officials to secure the funding.
"We were approved for approximately $1 million for the road," Stockton said. "That is the amount our engineers said it would take to build the road."
Stockton returned from Moulton just a few minutes before the meeting began.
In other business concerning Mallard Fox Industrial Complex, Stockton said he met with officials of the Lawrence County Road Department. The department will oversee the construction of the turn lanes for Jack Daniel Cooperage.
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