Coastal Growers LLC

RDP is proud to partner with farmer-owned Coastal Growers LLC to construct a new peanut shelling facility in Atmore, Alabama – mitigating farmer risk, creating jobs, and inducing catalytic economic opportunities! Operations commence in time for the 2021 peanut crop!   RDP looks forward to sharing stories about the catalytic impact this project will have as the story unfolds!  “Like” …

Westervelt Lumber

The $191.6 million facility will produce approximately 250 million board feet of pine lumber annually, taking advantage of the company’s nearby timberland and other facilities.  The new mill created 125 permanent full-time jobs in a census tract with an unemployment rate of 21.8% and poverty rate of 20.5%. Workers earn over 207% of the average living wage of Clarke County, …

Nemak

RDP invested $20 million in NMTCs to help Nemak expand and preserve its manufacturing presence in Sylacauga, Alabama. It is difficult to overstate the importance of Nemak’s continued operation and success to the rural Sylacauga, AL community. Nemak is the second largest manufacturer and employer in this rural highly distressed community, which has suffered from thousands of recent job losses. …

Westervelt Pellets

Aliceville, AL – Westervelt Company received $55.5 million in NMTC from WNC and Associates, Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Rural Development Partners and CEI for the Westervelt Pellet project to construct a $71 million wood pellet manufacturing facility. Wood pellets burn with a carbon footprint significantly less than that produced by burning coal, making it a sought-after renewable energy source. Development …