Governor Ivey Announces ID Plastics to Open First U.S. Manufacturing Operation in Auburn

AUBURN – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced that ID Plastics LP, a manufacturer of a variety of technical plastic products, plans to invest $9.8 million to open its first U.S. operation in Auburn. “Our continued efforts and partnerships with local communities have led to another great manufacturer coming to Alabama,” Governor Ivey said. “ID Plastics’ decision to select Alabama …

Governor Ivey Makes Statement Following Completion of Radiation Treatment

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday issued the following statement after the completion of her radiation treatment: “Three weeks ago, I announced that during a routine exam, my longtime family physician discovered a tiny, isolated malignancy on my lung. The day after I shared this news, I went in for an outpatient procedure, which allowed me to begin a …

Governor Ivey Announces ATRIP-II Projects

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and Alabama Department of Transportation on Thursday announced that more than $30 million in funding is being awarded to cities and counties for various road and bridge projects. The funding is made available through the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program-II (ATRIP-II), a new program created under the Rebuild Alabama Act. The Rebuild Alabama Act …

Governor Ivey Announces Completion of Project Agreement Paving the Way for Enviva to Build Alabama Wood Pellet Plant, Creating 85 Jobs in Sumter County

LIVINGSTON – Governor Kay Ivey joined executives with Enviva and local leaders today to announce that the company expects to invest approximately $175 million to construct a wood pellet production plant in Sumter County that would provide an economic boost to West Alabama. The proposed facility, to be located at the Port of Epes Industrial Park, is expected to create …

Governor Ivey Acts to Provide an Extra $78 million in state, federal cash for Alabama hospitals

MONTGOMERY –Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday released an extra, conditional state appropriation that when matched with federal dollars will provide a total of $78 million in extra payments to state hospitals for treating Medicaid beneficiaries. “I want to do everything I can to help our hospitals provide the services needed to keep Alabamians healthy,’’ Governor Ivey said. She released a …

Governor Ivey Announces Shinhwa Group to Open Auburn Operation with $42 Million Investment

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced that the Shinhwa Group, an automotive parts manufacturer, plans to establish a manufacturing operation in Auburn to serve the region’s vibrant auto sector. “Shinhwa’s decision to invest $42 million and create 95 jobs in Auburn is great news for Alabama,” Governor Ivey said. “Alabama has become an important player in a changing …

Governor Ivey Urges Alabama Citizens to Obtain STAR ID by Federal Deadline of Oct. 1, 2020

MONTGOMERY –Governor Kay Ivey and Hal Taylor, Secretary of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), on Tuesday kicked off the countdown to a federal deadline requiring a more secure identification to fly domestically on commercial aircraft and to enter military bases and certain federal facilities. During the press conference, Governor Ivey urged Alabama citizens to consider obtaining a STAR ID, …

Governor Ivey Appoints Leigh Gwathney as Chair of Board of Pardons and Paroles

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced that she is appointing Leigh Gwathney to serve as chair of the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. The governor signed Gwathney’s appointment letter this afternoon. During the 2019 Regular Session, Governor Ivey and Attorney General Steve Marshall championed legislation aimed at reforming the Board of Pardons and Paroles. With this new …

Governor Ivey Announces Report Ranks Alabama No. 1 for Jobs from Foreign Investment in 2018

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced that a highly respected survey of international corporate investment decisions from experts at IBM Services names Alabama as the top U.S. state for job creation from foreign investment in 2018. Alabama also scored high rankings in other metrics related to foreign investment in the 2019 Global Location Trends report, prepared by IBM-Plant …

Gov. Ivey Announces Alabama Bicentennial Schools of Excellence

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced the twenty-one schools selected as Alabama Bicentennial Schools of Excellence. The announcement was made at the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH), where Governor Ivey was joined by superintendents, principals, and teachers from the selected schools, along with legislators and other dignitaries from across the state. Each school also received a …