Smucker’s plant one of 23 new building permits issued for million-dollar-plus projects

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Eight new building permits were issued for the new Smucker’s plant in Jefferson County this week. (Construction Equipment Guide)

This week, 23 new building permits were issued throughout the state for construction projects exceeding $1 million. Of these new building permits, eight of them are for the new Smucker’s plant in Jefferson County — totaling more than $400 million.

Here’s what we know about these new high-dollar construction projects in Alabama:

Smuckers ‘Uncrustables’ plant in Jefferson County

The J.M. Smucker Co. announced plans to build a new $1.1 billion manufacturing and distribution facility for Uncrustables sandwiches in McCalla nearly two years ago. The plant is the third in the country dedicated solely to the company’s Uncrustables brand.

According to the Birmingham Business Alliance, this is one of the largest economic development projects to come to Jefferson County in the past several years, both in terms of capital investment and jobs.

Here are some quick facts about the new plant:

  • The construction has been planned in three phases, with this latest being the second phase.
  • The new facility will be housed at the JeffMet Industrial Complex at 7351 Old Tulscaloosa Highway.
  • The facility will create up to 750 jobs.
  • Construction began in 2022, with production commencing in calendar year 2025.
  • The Dennis Group out of Springfield, Mass., is listed as the contractor
  • The Smucker’s Uncrustables brand has existing facilities in Kentucky and Colorado.

More on these new building permits

Thanks to our friends at Southern Exposure Information, we have the list of all new million-dollar-plus construction projects approved in Alabama last week. Each week, they pull together information from building permits issued to get all the details on these projects. You can get access to all of their construction permits right here.

Here are the new building permits approved for million-dollar-plus projects this week statewide:

DateCityBuilderOwnerof ProjectProjectAddressProjectSubdivisionProjectStateProjectZip CodeSubtype of ProjectSquare FootageAmount
07/27/2023OxfordBuilder Not ListedOwner Not Listed1900 Oxford Exchange Blvd CalhounAL36203$1,175,993
07/27/2023CaleraWalmart Corporate OfficeWalmart5100 Highway 31AL35040$3,940,680
07/26/2023BirminghamBelfor USA GroupPark Lane Lender LLC915 Valley Ridge DriveAL35209$2,500,000
07/26/2023BirminghamRetail Contractors of Puerto Rico. Inc.Walmart Real Estate Business9248 Parkway EastAL35266$2,900,562
07/26/2023BirminghamGKL Companies, Inc.Owner Not Listed150 Leaf Lake ParkwayAL35211$2,097,162
07/26/2023BirminghamBelfor USA GroupPark Lane Lender LLC915 Valley Ridge DriveAL35206$3,000,000
07/26/2023BirminghamRoofing Solutions LLCUniversity of AL Birmingham1700 University BlvdAL35294$1,470,000
07/26/2023BirminghamGarner & Assoc Roofing & FacilityUniversity of AL Birmingham1025 18th Street SouthAL35205$1,878,400
07/26/2023Shelby CountyBroadway Group LLCSunset Properties LLC31259 Highway 25AL35186$1,646,000
07/26/2023HooverCentennial Homes LLCCentennial Homes LLC468 Preserve WayAL350805,000$1,150,000
07/26/2023HooverCentennial Homes LLCCentennial Homes LLC464 Preserve WayAL350805,000$1,250,000
07/26/2023HuntsvilleDavid E Harvey Builders IncMatt Levantovich1004 Explorer Blvd NWAL$2,700,000
07/26/2023HuntsvilleMagnolia TraceMagnolia Trace2 Crown Cir SWAL$2,407,076
07/25/2023Jefferson CountyDennis GroupDennis Group7351 Old Tulscaloosa HighwayAL35111$40,448,669
07/25/2023Jefferson CountyDennis GroupDennis Group7351 Old Tulscaloosa HighwayAL35111$15,883,211
07/25/2023Jefferson CountyDennis GroupDennis Group7351 Old Tulscaloosa HighwayAL35111$38,580,770
07/25/2023Jefferson CountyDennis GroupDennis Group7351 Old Tulscaloosa HighwayAL35111$91,309,976
07/25/2023Jefferson CountyDennis GroupDennis Group7351 Old Tulscaloosa HighwayAL35111$166,323,578
07/25/2023Jefferson CountyDennis GroupDennis Group7351 Old Tulscaloosa HighwayAL35111$34,433,814
07/25/2023Jefferson CountyDennis GroupDennis Group7351 Old Tulscaloosa HighwayAL35111$1,812,077
07/25/2023Jefferson CountyDennis GroupJM Smucker LLC7351 Old Tulscaloosa HighwayAL35111$13,756,259
07/25/2023Tallapoosa CountyDilworth Development IncDilworth Development Inc128 Fish Hawk RoadAL36853$2,167,715
07/24/2023Pike RoadBatson-Cook CompanyOwner Not Listed124 South Memorial DriveAL36066$1,578,800

Past permits

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Renovations to Tuomey Hall on the University of Alabama campus were approved last week. (University of Alabama)

In case you may have missed any of our previous reports on million-dollar-plus building permits issued in Alabama, here are some of our reports from the last several weeks:

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Michael Seale
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