Florence’s Southwire expansion one of new high-dollar building permits

The Southwire campus in Florence is undergoing a $4.5 million expansion. (Southwire)

Of the 20 new building permits issued this past week for construction projects in Alabama exceeding $1 million, 14 of those projects are happening in North Alabama.

One of the priciest projects approved in the region is an expansion at the Southwire campus in Florence. Here’s what we know about these new multi-million-dollar construction projects:

Expansion at the Southwire campus in Florence

As part of its ongoing modernization efforts, Southwire — a leading producer of industrial products, cable and wire — announced a few weeks ago an expansion at its campus in Florence that is expected to increase production capacity by 30% and create approximately 120 jobs. 

The building permit for this project was approved this past week for lead contractor Craig Construction. Here are a few details on this project:

  • The project is listed at $4.5 million
  • 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 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 in North Alabama:

DateCityBuilderOwner of ProjectProject AddressProject StateAmount
08/21/2023CullmanOil Equipment Co IncMidstates Oil Company1667 Cherokee Avenue SWAL$1,200,000
08/23/2023FlorenceCraig Construction Company, IncSouthwire4251 Helton DriveAL$4,500,000
08/23/2023HuntsvilleTermac ConstructionHuntsville Independence4049 Independence Dr NWAL$2,892,534
08/23/2023HuntsvilleEdward Rose AssociatesMillennial Development LLC420 Meadow Ridge Vw NEAL$3,696,695
08/23/2023HuntsvilleBuilding Construction Associates IncHLA Properties7001 Cabela Dr NW unit AAL$2,842,000
08/23/2023HuntsvilleEdward Rose AssociatesEdward Rose Associates400 Meadow Ridge Vw NEAL$3,696,695
08/23/2023HuntsvilleThe Robins & Morton Group IncMichael Dobbs13000 Memorial Parkway SWAL$1,538,685
08/23/2023HuntsvilleWTD Holdings IncRandall Aschbrenner4930 University Square NW unit AAL$1,325,295
08/23/2023HuntsvilleThe Robins & Morton Group IncThe Robins & Morton Group Inc8300 Rideout Rd SWAL$2,719,067
08/23/2023HuntsvilleFulcrum Construction LLCSams Club5651 Holmes Ave NWAL$1,716,729
08/22/2023Madison CountyBreland Homes LLCBreland Homes LLC461 John Henry Way building 1000AL$2,328,800
08/22/2023Madison CountyRast Construction IncRast Construction Inc12645 US Highway 231 431 NorthAL$1,159,400
08/22/2023Madison CountyPitts Construction Group LLCPitts Construction Group LLC109 Tomahawk DrAL$1,400,000
08/22/2023Madison CountyLee Builders IncLee Builders Inc6921 US Highway 431 SAL$1,678,480

Building projects from previous weeks in Alabama

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Clift Farm is on track to keep growing. (Clift Farm / Facebook)

In case you might have missed any of the previous lists of new million-dollar-plus building permits issued in Alabama, here are the permits from the last several weeks:

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Michael Seale
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