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Gov. Ivey: Company plans $87 million peanut shelling facility in Atmore

September 15, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Coastal Growers LLC plans to build a peanut shelling plant in Atmore, bringing 100 or more jobs to the area and turning

In addition, there will be temporary positions added during peak shelling times. “We are excited to be able to announce this project today, to bring peanut shelling to south Alabama, and to bring economic benefit to the hard-working farmers of our state who so desperately need it,” Turner said. “We also offer our sincere gratitude to Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, Atmore Mayor Jim Staff and everyone else who made this project possible and brought us to Atmore, including the Alabama Farmers Federation and the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, both of which were vital in the project's development,” he added. Jess Nicholas of Centerfire Economic, who serves as executive director of the Escambia County Industrial Development Authority, said he expects the facility to ultimately employ 150 workers and attract other businesses to the area. “Shelling operations tend to attract other businesses in this sector, and also spur development in infrastructure and other areas.

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