|J.M. Smucker Co. To Build New Manufacturing Facility in McCalla, AL Creating 750 High-Paying Jobs|
The Jefferson County Commission announced this morning the largest economic development project in the history of the region – J.M. Smucker Co. will build a new manufacturing facility in McCalla, Alabama, in the Jefferson County, JeffMet Industrial Park to support its growing Smucker’s® Uncrustables® line of business.
“With a capital investment of$1.1 billion dollars, this is one of the largest economic development projects in Alabama,” said Commissioner Steve Ammons, Chair of the Economic Development Committee. “It’s important for us to recognize the previous Commission and their forethought to add acreage to the JeffMet Industrial Complex. The McCalla area is hot right now due to useable land availability, interstate access, and growth potential. We are excited for the continued momentum of job creation for the citizens of Jefferson County and the region as a whole.”
This project is the out come of a collaborative effort, including several regional economic development entities working together to produce a compelling package that attracted this national company, with the end result of over 750 new jobs for Jefferson County.
Following J.M. Smucker’s purchase of approximately 225 acres, Jefferson County will have up to 300 acres remaining at the industrial complex. Additional, projects that recently located in the park include AMR Capital, Norfolk Southern, and Gulf Distributing, which are all currently under construction.