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East Alabama cabinet factory adding 200 jobs in expansion

August 26, 2021 GMT

ASHLAND, Ala. (AP) — An east Alabama cabinet factory is planning a $15 million expansion that will create more than 200 new jobs, Gov. Kay Ivey’s office said Thursday.

Wellborn Cabinet Inc., a family-owned business which already employs more than 1,300 people in rural Clay County, will add four buildings to its plant in Ashland, which makes bath and kitchen cabinets. The project includes a mill, a paint facility, day care and health facilities.

Ivey and other officials joined the company for a groundbreaking at Wellborn Cabinet, the largest industrial employer in the county and a leading U.S. cabinet maker. It began in Clay County six decades ago.

The expansion is expected to be finished in 2022.