Another industry for Shorter
The Town of Shorter continues its fast paced march towards growth and development with the announcement of its latest industrial resident. LogisAll, is an international logistics company, with operations Korea, China, Japan and now Shorter, Alabama.
The new company purchased the recently built industrial speculation building in the Shorter Technology Park and has already begun operating. The company purchased a 100,000 sq. ft. building and just under 10 acres of land for the operation and will begin immediately with hiring efforts to complete their logistics contracts.
LogisAll will have a huge demand for experienced CDL drivers and certified forklift operators. Although LogisAll serves a wide variety of logistical services for industry, the primary focus for the Shorter facility will be serving the needs of Hyundai, Kia and other automobile builders and suppliers.
The effort to lure the company was a team effort involving, Bailey-Harris Construction, Macon Co. Economic Development Authority and the Town of Shorter. To support the project, the Town of Shorter has committed to infrastructure upgrades to continue the operation of the facility. More specifically, Shorter will cause to installed, a sewer lift station, sewage collection line, and a 500,000 gallon above ground water storage tank and water line upgrades for fire protection.
Shorter Mayor Willie Mae Powell said, “Our Town is blessed. We are so thankful for these new jobs and investment. This new company is another symbol of the private sectors faith in the future prospects for Shorter and Macon County.” Speaking on behalf of the Macon County Economic Development Authority Board Chairman Mark Ennis said, “We’ve seen quite a few successes now in Macon County over the past few years. Every time we have an opportunity to cut a ribbon on multi-million dollar projects like this, we should be thankful. This is one of those moments.”
This most recent recruitment is a clear representation that Macon County has a solid economic development team in place. A special thanks to Joe Turnham, for his work as Economic Development Director in our County. His hard work and support from political leaders from all over the County made this project a success. Let’s keep growing!