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Governor Ivey hosts the Made in Alabama Showcase, a nod to businesses in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WAFF) – Governor Kay Ivey hosted the second annual Made in Alabama Expo, highlighting some of the state’s top companies.

Governor Ivey selected 14 companies to participate in the exhibition, display their products and discuss the history of their company. 11 out of 14 invited people participated in the exhibition.

Governor Ivey said it is important that the state has so many successful companies.

“Our state is fortunate to have so many companies that produce outstanding Alabama-American products every day. During Manufacturing Month, I’m proud to showcase 14 of the best our state has to offer,” Governor Ivey said in a statement. “Alabama’s products speak volumes about who we are as a state, and we couldn’t wait to showcase these companies’ exceptional products and service. Let’s have fun with all of today’s guests.”

The following companies were nominated by the Alabama Department of Commerce, Manufacturing Alabama, the Alabama Chamber of Commerce and the Alabama Business Council:

  • Frios Gourmet Pops, based in Mobile, makes delicious popsicles for its franchisees across the country. The company went from being a brick-and-mortar store to a turnaround in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic to be mobile by attending parties and corporate events in food trucks with its colors.
  • Shaw Industries Group, Inc. A diverse portfolio of carpet, hardwood, tile and stone, laminate, synthetic grass and other specialty items for the residential and commercial markets worldwide through its brands Anderson Tuftex, COREtec, Floorigami, Patcraft, Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, offers. Shaw Sports Turf, Southwest Greens and more. Shaw’s fiber manufacturing plant in Andalusia, Alabama, is Covington County’s largest employer. Shaw continues to invest in plant upgrades in Andalusia that will improve efficiency and production, as well as ergonomics and safety for the more than 1,100 Shaw associates who work there. Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Shaw is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, which has more than 20,000 associates worldwide.
  • To your health Sprouted Flour Company is a national pioneer in the production of organic sprouted grains. During their 17 years in business, they became the largest producer of grains, flours, soybeans, seeds and nuts, producing nearly one million pounds a year. They are located in Fitzpatrick, Alabama in Bullock County.
  • Victory game hours is a woman, veteran owned and operated sports team supplier located in Roanoke, Alabama. Victory Game Clocks designs, manufactures and sells high quality practice timers, game clocks, scoreboards, electronic scoreboards and countdown clocks for football and other sports. Their product first hit the market in 2011 and today is used by professional, college and high school teams across the country.
  • Custom WoodHaven Bells design turkey and deer bells in heflin, alabama. Bells can be configured as mouth, wood or friction bells. The idea for the company was created in the late 1980s out of the owner’s desire to be the best turkey hunter he could be.
  • “Zamini Surkh” cotton farm. is a family-owned, direct-to-consumer e-commerce company that produces luxury bedding, towels and apparel exclusively from cotton grown on their family farm in North Alabama. Red Land Cotton operates a supply chain that begins and ends in North Alabama. All cotton is grown, picked and ginned at Red Land Farms in Lawrence and Colbert counties. It is produced in various communities in the United States before being returned as finished fabric for cut and sew and then distributed from Moulton, Alabama.
  • Golden eagle juice founders, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Patterson, produced their first can on October 28, 1928 in Fayette, Alabama. The original production building still remains the home of Golden Eagle Juice. In an effort to sustain the historic company, additional products are being added that include juice. Caramel Corn is their first to market and continues the tradition of quality products at a fair price. Golden Eagle Juice remains a family business; the current owners strive to maintain the tradition and quality established by the founders.
  • Jack Daniel Cooperage produces white oak barrels for Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey. Jack Daniel Cooperage is located in Trinity, Alabama and has approximately 175 employees. JDC was established in 2014 and currently produces about 1,200 barrels per day.
  • Specifications of rubber products began in 1968 as a manufacturer of molded rubber components for the water industry specializing in rubber products. Today, their company is a major supplier to manufacturers of iron pipes, valves and hydrants. Not only do they help make drinking water safe, but they also received the 2021 Best Place to Work Award from Rubber News, a national industry publication. All of their products are made in the USA in Alabaster, Alabama.
  • Farm of the Central city is an artisan hydroponic family farm that produces herbs, leafy greens, and vegetables. They grow delicious salads, arugula, cabbage, Swiss chard, parsley, basil, onions and cilantro. The farm is located in the business district of Sloss in the center of Birmingham. Customers can buy directly for home, office or restaurant consumption.
  • Hartzell Engine Technologies was founded in 2010 by Tailwinds Technologies from the assets of Kelly Aerospace Energy Systems. This Montgomery company offers aircraft engine accessories and cabin heating solutions for fixed and rotary wing aircraft powered by piston, turboprop and turbofan engines. The company’s portfolio includes Janitrol Aero, Fuelcraft, Plane-Power, Sky-Tec and Aeroforce Turbocharger Systems. Together, these five strong brands provide engine accessories and thermal solutions for the general aviation industry.
  • Prystup Packaging Products, Inc. engages in the production of folding cartons, which are used for packaging various consumer products, and employs 140 local citizens. Prystup Packaging Products, Inc. has been a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) since 2015 and a member of the Women’s Business Council (WBEC) since 2015, as well as a certified Native American Minority Business Enterprise with the Corporate Plus designation since 1991. in business in Livingston, Alabama for over 42 years.
  • Evonik is one of the world leaders in the field of special chemicals. They have approximately 1,000 employees in Mobile and Birmingham, Alabama, and another 32,000 employees worldwide. Their facility in Mobile produces food additives, hydrogen peroxide, specialty foams, and more. In addition, Evonik Birmingham Laboratories, part of Evonik’s healthcare business, serves pharmaceutical, nutritional and medical device customers worldwide.
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama includes more than 1800 team members and makes more than 3000 engines every day. TMMAL is where the powerful V6 and V8 engines found under the hoods of the Tacoma pickup and Tundra and full-size Sequoia SUVs are built, as well as the 4-cylinder engines for the Camry, RAV4, Sienna and Highlander. There’s a very good chance that if you or someone you know drives a Toyota, the engine came from the Huntsville plant.

(Office of Governor Kay Ivey)

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