Southwire facility project among new building permits in North Alabama

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Among the new building permits issued this past week is a $17 million project in Florence. (Craig Construction)

Of the 12 new million-dollar-plus building permits issued this past week statewide, eight are for projects in North Alabama. Of those, the priciest project is a $17 million permit issued for the Southwire facility in Florence.

Here’s more on these new building permits:

Southwire facility in Florence

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A $17 million permit was issued 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.

About 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 North Alabama this week:

DateCityBuilderOwner of ProjectProject AddressAmount
02/01/2024DecaturBuilding Construction Associates IncAlabama Community College System402 Moulton St E$3,174,000
02/01/2024FlorenceWhite Spunner ConstructionWalMart Stores Inc2701 Cloverdale Road$2,352,869
02/01/2024FlorenceCraig ConstructionSouthwire4251 Helton Drive$17,800,000
02/01/2024HuntsvilleLimestone Building GroupRedstone Federal Credit Union220 Wynn Drive NW Unit F$3,590,422
02/01/2024HuntsvilleGLR IncCVS2525 Oakwood Ave NW Unit A$1,279,117
02/01/2024HuntsvilleHoar Construction LLCCentennial300 The Bridge Street NW Unit 124$5,432,615
02/01/2024HuntsvilleRosehill Construction LLCBrookwood Properties3910 Cypressbook Drive NW$8,072,380
02/01/2024HuntsvilleLee Builders IncFrancisco Builders Inc6275 University Drive NW Unit 8$1,599,218

Past Alabama permits

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A new Slim Chickens location is one of the new building permits issued recently in North Alabama. (Dana Price)

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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