MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $200,000 grant to help a Red Bay business expand and create new jobs.
Community Development Block Grant funds will be used to help Southeast Sales Inc. construct a 45,000-square-foot building in the city’s West Franklin Regional Industrial Park. Southeast Sales, currently located in downtown Red Bay, markets a number of products and with the expansion plans to manufacture many of its own products.
“You come to expect good things from a town that produced the likes of entertainers Tammy Wynette and Mac McAnally and businesses like Tiffin Motor Homes,” Gov. Ivey said. “I am delighted with the expansion of Southeast Sales, and I look forward to its growth and prosperity.”
CDBG funds will be used to provide street and sewer improvements at the 21-acre site where Southeast Sales will build its facility.
Southeast Sales markets a variety of products including hunting and fishing gear, outdoor equipment, industrial and safety equipment, hardware and power tools.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs will administer the grant made possible through funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
“ADECA is pleased to be a partner with Gov. Ivey and the local officials and business leaders who had a hand in making this expansion happen,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said.
ADECA administers an array of programs supporting law enforcement and traffic safety, economic development, energy conservation, water resource management and recreation development.
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