Green Solar Cos Plans Headquarters & Mfg. Facility; Create 150 New Jobs; Invest $11M

18 Oct, 2009

A new company will invest $11 million and create 150 jobs with a headquarters near downtown Birmingham, giving a boost to what economic developers believe could be a growth industry for the metro area.

Atlanta businessman Glenn Ford will make Birmingham the headquarters and manufacturing base for his Green Solar Cos., which last week received incentives from the City Council. The company plans to construct a building at 31 First Ave. North for its headquarters and a manufacturing facility that turns out energy-efficient structural insulated panels.

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