MONTGOMERY, AL— An old neighbor is rebounding in Eufaula, AL and Gov. Bob Riley is putting out the welcome mat in the form of a $100,000 grant.
M.C. Dixon Lumber Co. Inc., which ceased manufacturing because of a slumping economy in 2008, is re-emerging with plans to employ 63 people at its sawmill. The company has been in Eufaula since 1928.
"Seeing an Alabama company recover from adversity is always encouraging, but the impact of this resurgence will have far-reaching benefits," Riley said. "In addition to the jobs created by the company, the sawmill also will create employment for others in the forestry and logging industry who supply the necessary timber."
The Community Development Block Grant will assist the company with site and drainage improvements as part of a plan to upgrade the plant and optimize production with new machinery and control systems.
Riley notified Mayor Jay Jaxon Jr. that the grant had been approved.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs will administer the award.