Archive for the ‘Awards & Recognition’ Category
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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.
For Release: June 25, 2009
¬†Contact: Greg Knighton
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.
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.
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.