According to Made in Alabama, Governor Kay Ivey announced that BELLA+CANVAS, an upcoming apparel manufacturer that focuses on being “Made in the USA,” is bringing new jobs and investing $11.9M in Alabama. Read more to learn all the details about the new facility.
BELLA+CANVAS plans to open a high-tech fabric-cutting facility that’ll create over 550 new jobs in Wetumpka, AL. This manufacturing company will establish itself in a portion of an 890,000 square-foot building in what used to house Russel Brands.
This company believes that Wetumpka will enhance their manufacturing footprint because of Alabama’s technologically advanced operations levels.
“The decision by BELLA+CANVAS to locate its high-tech cutting facility in Wetumpka is welcome news for Elmore County and for Alabama. Not only will the company’s growth project spark the creation of a significant number of jobs, but it also underscores how Alabama is ready and eager to play a role in America’s manufacturing renaissance.”Kay Ivey, State of Alabama, Governor
Whole sale + sustainabilty
The Wetumpka facility will model the operations of their Los Angeles, California location. You can expect them to develop innovative new fabrics with a focus on sustainability. This is done through the use of what BELLA+CANVAS calls the most advanced proprietary software and specialized cutting tables.
Did we mention 557 new jobs will be brought to Alabama? Check out some of the positions they will be hiring:
- Administrative staff
- Forklift operators
- General cutting laborers
- Shipping and receiving clerks
Alabama Industrial Development Training, Alabama’s primary workforce development program, is helping BELLA+CANVAS with the hiring process such as pre-employment and job training.
“We are thrilled to be part of the community and look forward to creating jobs and opportunities for many in Alabama.”Chris Blakeslee, president, BELLA+CANVAS
Are you excited to see apparel manufacturing grow in our state? Find this company’s clothing at TSF Sportswear in Birmingham, Alabama.
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