Grant allowing for new north Alabama jobs

Jobs are coming to north Alabama.{} Governor Robert Bentley has awarded a $600,000 grant to help develop the site for a manufacturing plant in north Alabama that will employ at least 200 people.{} Carpenter Technology is building a $500 million, 400,000-square-foot plant that will produce specialty alloys used in the aerospace and energy industries. The plant will be built on a 232-acre site across the Tennessee River from Decatur.{}{} The Community Development Block Grant awarded to the Limestone County Commission will fund infrastructure improvements. "Resources, incentives and location cause industries to consider Alabama, but it is our workforce that sells them on locating here," Bentley said. "I am convinced that Alabama has the best workforce in the world and industries looking to locate here soon learn about our impressive skills and unmatched work ethic."CDBG funding will be used to supply sewer services for the facility which is being constructed near the intersection of Thomas Hammons Road and U.S. Highway 31. The Limestone County Water and Sewer Authority is providing the sewer service and has pledged $140,000 in supplemental funding for the project.