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Gov. Bentley awards grant money keep Wrangler employees working

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HACKLEBURG, AL (WAFF) -

Wrangler employees will continue to work while the company rebuilds the Hackleburg plant.

Governor Robert Bentley awarded $250,000 in grant money to keep people working at the distribution center.

The company is using the old Wrangler Sewing Plant building in Hackleburg and the former Colby Furniture facility in nearby Hamilton to house operations while the distribution center is rebuilt.

The building was destroyed by the April 27th tornadoes.

The Wrangler Distribution Center employed about 150 people before it was destroyed. VF Corp announced earlier this month that it planned to build a new facility that will have the potential to handle additional shipping capacity, which could bring about 50 additional jobs to the area.

Wrangler hopes to have the new plant up and running by mid 2013.


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