Covington County is Advantageous for Industry
Manufacturers help drive Alabama’s economy, with $18.82 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2019. Additionally, Alabama manufacturers account for 16.83 percent of the total output in the state, coming in at $38.40 billion in 2019. The sector employs 13 percent of the workforce.
- Around 266,000 manufacturing jobs
- Manufacturing employs 13 percent of the workforce
- Alabama exports over $2 billion worth of chemicals each year
- Alabama is a leader in the development of clean chemical production
With Covington County’s prime location, available properties, affordability, and incentives, several manufacturers call us home, including Arclin, American Apparel Inc., MFG Galileo, Henderson Sewing Machine Co., Huhtamaki, Saehaesung, Sonoco, and Shaw Industries, a carpet manufacturer. Shaw Industries operates the world’s largest extrusion plant right here in Covington County. Shaw invested $250 million in its Andalusia plant in 2018 and employs over 1,000 workers.
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