Manufacturing plant coming to Atmore

Published 8:26 pm Monday, May 9, 2016

Brown Precision Inc. to build 60,000 square-foot facility

Brown Precision Inc., a Huntsville-based company specializing in high technology machinery and fabrication, will build a 60,000-square foot building in the North Rivercane Industrial Park, Gov. Robert Bentley announced today.

Bentley has awarded a $300,0000 Community Block Grant for Brown Precision to build the facility. The plant will generate 35 new jobs for the area.

“Alabama continues to make a name for itself in the high-technology field and the second addition of Brown Precision is further evidence of that,” Bentley said. “I am pleased to award this funding and I take delight in the job opportunities this will provide in southwest Alabama.”

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Brown Precision manufactures precision parts of metal, plastic, glass and other materials for aerospace and medical companies like G.E. Aviation, G.K.N. Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, Wright Medical Group and Smith and Nephew.

CDBG funding will be used to provide water and sewer services to the plant. The city has obtained additional funds to provide road access to the plant and new turn lanes off Alabama Highway 21 at the plant’s entrance. The city of Atmore has pledged $73,900 in local funding for the projects.

Atmore Mayor Jim Staff was notified of the approval.

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

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