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No hiring timetable set for future Jack Daniel's plant in Lawrence County

LAWRENCE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

It is not yet known when Brown-Forman will begin taking applications for 200 jobs at its future Jack Daniel's whiskey barrel plant in Lawrence County.

The leader of the group that helped make the business the first to come to Mallard Fox West Industrial Park in Trinity said similar businesses begin hiring six-to-nine months before opening.

Tony Stockton, the Executive Director of the Lawrence Count Industrial Board, said the positions will start at $16 an hour.

"For the most part it will be touch labor type jobs. There will be special training that will be offered by the state of Alabama with the AIDT, Alabama Industrial Development Training. I think that anyone who's willing to come in and concentrate and be willing to be trained. I think they can certainly be qualified for it," Stockton said.

Brown-Forman wants to have the plant open for business by May, 2014. WAFF 48 News will provide updates on the hiring process on air and online.

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