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Exxel Bringing Back the Jobs

Exxel Bringing Back the Jobs

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CNBC recently featured Exxel Outdoors of Haleyville, Alabama as an economic success story because it is bringing jobs back from China. Exxel Outdoors founded in 1996 is a privately held company which currently has approximately 30% of the US sleeping bag market.  Exxel Outdoors employees approximately 115 employees earning an average wage of $14 per hour plus health and other benefits.

Harry Kazazian, CEO of Exxel Outdoors, shared his company through investing in technology can produce a sleeping bag 3% cheeper than it can be produced in China. He futrther shared that Exxel Outdoors now has the most efficient sleeping bag production facility in the world.

Alabama AdvantageSite

For Release: June 25, 2009

 Contact: Greg Knighton
205.943.4710 telephone
gknighton@edpa.org 

BIRMINGHAM, AL (EDPA) ‚Äď The Cooperative District of Winston County has received AdvantageSite designation.

The AdvantageSite program requires that community economic development organizations provide documentation specific to a proposed industrial site, including a set of standard data related to ownership/control, environmental and geotechnical conditions, and infrastructure status.

Bedford and Millican Recognized by City of Haleyville

Bedford and Millican Recognized by City of Haleyville

Alabama State Senator Roger Bedford used a special luncheon in his and Representative Mike Millican honor to announce he is considering running for governor. He stated Jim Folsom has decided not to run and would support Bedford if he ran. Fifty community and business leaders led by Bobby Taylor, President of the Haleyville Chamber of Commerce, gave a very warm welcome to Senator Bedford and Representative Millican at the T&F West House Friday. Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri presented plaques and keys to the city to both for their work in the state legislature for this area.
Story and picture courtesy of Harold Bearden at Haleyville Broadcast Television (HBTV)
Dodd Facility Featured Real Estate on SlideShare.net

Dodd Facility Featured Real Estate on SlideShare.net

The Dodd Facility located in Natural Bridge, Alabama received extra exposure today¬†when it became¬†a spotlight¬†presentation on the ‘Real Estate‘ page at SlideShare.net.¬† SlideShare.net is a¬†presentation website where thousands of organizations and individuals share ideas, opinions, information, etc.¬† SlideShare.net receives just under 1 million visitors each day.¬†This means a lot of exposure for featured presentations.

Additionally, the Hyche Facility located in Addison, Alabama was listed in the ‘Real Estate’ section on SlideShare.net.

(Front - L to R) Commissoner Ron Sparks, State of Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries; Amy Hiller, Princpal of Meek Elementary; Dr. ...,.... (Back) Larry Lee, Director of the Center for Rural Alabama.
(Front РL to R) Commissoner Ron Sparks, State of Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries; Amy Hiller, Principal of Meek Elementary; Dr. Joe Morten, Alabama State Superintendent of Educaton (Back) Larry Lee, Director of the Center for Rural Alabama.

After months of intensive study and more than 300 interviews, the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries’ Center for Rural Alabama will release their report, Lessons Learned from Rural Schools, at a banquet on May 6.

The report takes an in-depth look at 10 high-performing rural elementary schools in Alabama.  At least 65 percent of all students at each school receive free and reduced lunches.