High-tech utility pole manufacturer to locate in Tallapoosa County

“We are excited to add Dadeville Pole to our industrial base and look forward to a long-term partnership ensuring their success,” Lake Martin Area Economic Development Alliance Executive Director Chad Odom said.

“This announcement is not only a great opportunity for job expansion in our area, but also demonstrates that the Thweatt Industrial Park was and is a wise investment for the City of Dadeville and Tallapoosa County,” he added.

GROWTH PLANS

Mark Byal, general manager of Dadeville Pole, said the company knew that the Thweatt Industrial Park was the right location for the project after meeting with the Lake Martin EDA and local officials.

“You can tell that the economic development office surrounds themselves with a great team, they were able to pull all the players to the table, the County Engineer’s office, the Commissioners, Alabama Power, the City of Dadeville, no matter what our questions were, the EDA team was able to find an answer for us,” Byal said.

Dadeville Pole will initially create 12 direct jobs to operate the mill and dry kilns, as well as sustaining and promoting numerous indirect jobs with local wood suppliers and loggers.

With construction on the new building beginning in late September, the facility will be in full operation by the end of 2020.

“These are exactly the types of jobs that we want to see in Dadeville, and I am thrilled to welcome Dadeville Pole to the area,” Mayor Wayne Smith said.

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