New jobs: Automobile supplier headed to Jackson County

Governor Bob Riley has awarded $99,000 to create new jobs in Jackson County and provide the foundation for future development and employment opportunities.

The Community Development Block Grant will enable the Jackson County Industrial Park near Scottsboro to accommodate its first tenant, Kotobukiya Treves NA Inc.

KTNA manufactures interior parts for automobiles and will employ a staff of 20 when it begins operation.

The company anticipates an expansion within three years of opening during which additional employees will be hired.

"Alabama's magic formula of dedicated local leaders, a second-to-none workforce and an excellent location continues to draw new industry to our state," Riley said. "I am pleased to play a role in this project for Jackson County."

The grant will be used to provide water and sewer services to KTNA and the 330-acre industrial park off U.S. Highway 72.

The industrial park is a joint venture of the city of Scottsboro and Jackson County.

The infrastructure improvements will aid in recruiting additional industries, according to city and county officials.

The 36,000-square-foot plant will produce headrests, armrests, seat backs, seat cushions and insulation for the automotive industry.