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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.

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)

2009 Engaged Leaders for a Better Community

The Haleyville Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2009 Engaged Leaders for a Better Community program got underway on April 1, 2009 at the Alabama Power office in Haleyville, Alabama. The 2009 leadership class has 11 participants including Thomas Gilbert, Connie Handley, Deb Hill, Susan Hill, Leslie Hunter, Sue Southern, Frank Tidwell, Tany Tilberg, Craig Wakefield, Phillip Weaver, and Melinda Weaver.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Welcome, Program Overview, Individual and Team Development
Grady Batchelor & Nicole Cook

Leadership 2009 - Team Building

Leadership 2009 - Team Building

Leadership 2009 - Leadership As A Factor of Success

Leadership 2009 - Leadership As A Factor of Success


Haleyville Area Chamber of Commerce Presents
2009 Engaged Leaders for Better Communities
Registration for participants is now being accepted.

Schedule
All classes will be from 9 a.m. until 12 noon
At the Alabama Power Building in Haleyville unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Welcome, Program Overview, Individual and Team Development
Grady Batchelor & Nicole Cook

Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Community Awareness & Assessment in Regards to Local Government
And Community Planning
Mayor Ken Sunseri
Nathan Willingham – North Alabama Council of Local Governments
Community Planning

Exxel Outdoors, Inc. is bringing jobs back home to the U.S. from China.  Read the full story at Blooomberg.com