Birmingham's Boatright Cos. plans to expand into Chilton County with a $40 million crosstie plant in Clanton that will create 60 jobs.
Though the deal has not been finalized, Shane Boatright, chief executive of Boatright Cos., said he hopes the project will come together so the plant can create jobs and produce railroad timbers for the industry.
"After meeting with the city officials of Clanton, we are excited about the opportunity to put people in their community to work, as well as help American railroads," he said in an interview Thursday.
Boatright is considering a 70-acre site in the Chilton County Industrial Park off U.S. 31. The industrial park is served by CSX Railroad. More details on the project will be revealed if the deal is completed, Boatright said.
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