Southwire facility among 12 new high-dollar building permits issued statewide

Building Permits
One of the new million-dollar-plus building permits issued this week is for the Southwire facility in Florence. (Craig Construction)

Twelve new building permits were issued this past week for construction projects in Alabama exceeding $1 million. These new building permits include three projects in the Birmingham metro, eight in North Alabama and one in Tuscaloosa.

The priciest of these new building permits is for a project in Florence at the Southwire facility — a $17 million project.

Southwire facility in Florence

Building Permits
The most expensive of the new permits this week is for the Southwire facility in Florence. (Craig Construction)

Florence-based Craig Construction has been working on an expansion of the Southwire facility since last year, and was issued a new $17 million building permit this past week for the project.

Here’s what we know:

  • The 300,000 square foot campus has grown over time, and this expansion will include approximately 340,000 square feet of added space for new equipment.
  • The project will also include renovating the existing building to enhance the team member experience, including locker rooms, training space and an outdoor picnic and activity area.
  • These investments and upgrades will effectively streamline Southwire’s commercial and residential building wire efforts, complement existing products and emphasize the facility’s culture and labor pool. 
  • Construction should be completed in 2025

More on these new building permits

Thanks to our friends at Southern Exposure Information, we have the list of all of the 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 high-dollar building permits in Alabama this week:

DateCityBuilderOwnerof ProjectProjectAddressProjectSubdivisionProjectStateProjectZip CodeSubtype of ProjectSquare FootageAmount
02/01/2024BirminghamAmeribuild Homes IncSicarwood LLC / William B Eyster205 18th Street SAL352330$1,000,000
02/01/2024DecaturBuilding Construction Associates IncAlabama Community College System402 Moulton St EAL356010$3,174,000
02/01/2024FlorenceWhite Spunner ConstructionWalMart Stores Inc2701 Cloverdale RoadAL35630$2,352,869
02/01/2024FlorenceCraig ConstructionSouthwire4251 Helton DriveAL35630$17,800,000
02/01/2024HooverProject BuildersChick Fil A5331 Valleydale RoadAL$1,750,000
02/01/2024HooverJim Cooper ConstructionBlue Cross Blue Shield Etc450 Riverchase Parkway EAL$1,070,000
02/01/2024HuntsvilleLimestone Building GroupRedstone Federal Credit Union220 Wynn Drive NW Unit FAL$3,590,422
02/01/2024HuntsvilleGLR IncCVS2525 Oakwood Ave NW Unit AAL$1,279,117
02/01/2024HuntsvilleHoar Construction LLCCentennial300 The Bridge Street NW Unit 124AL$5,432,615
02/01/2024HuntsvilleRosehill Construction LLCBrookwood Properties3910 Cypressbook Drive NWAL$8,072,380
02/01/2024HuntsvilleLee Builders IncFrancisco Builders Inc6275 University Drive NW Unit 8AL$1,599,218
02/01/2024TuscaloosaJ T Harrison Construction CoThe Board of Trustees of University of Alabama1300 21st St EAL0$5,771,500

Past building permits in Alabama

Building Permits In Alabama
Among recent building permits in Alabama is the Life on 4th apartment complex in Tuscaloosa. (City of Tuscaloosa)

If you missed any of our previous reports on new high-dollar building permits in Alabama, you can review them here:

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Michael Seale
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