ATHENS – Gregory Strut will break ground today on the first of three building phases for a $30 million manufacturing facility. The ceremony is 10 a.m.
In early 2022, the steel products manufacturer purchased 72 acres of land from Limestone County and the City of Athens to build the 90,000-square-foot production and warehouse facility at 26054 Airport Road. Gregory Strut is a division of Ohio-based Gregory Industries.
The new facility will focus primarily on G-Strut metal framing, back-to-back channel configurations and related accessories.
The initial project will bring 100 jobs to Athens.
Several elected officials and business leaders will speak at the ceremony including Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce; Bethany Shockney, president and CEO of the Limestone County Economic Development Association; Collin Daly, chairman of the Limestone County Commission; and Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks.
Pammie Jimmar, CEO of the Athens-Limestone County Chamber of Commerce; Matt Gregory, CEO at Gregory Industries; and Jack Fite, president and CEO of Fite Building Co., the general contractor for the project, will also be on-hand.