Industry Appreciation Night rescheduled for Feb. 11

Published 7:06 pm Friday, February 7, 2014

After a winter storm hit Chilton County on Jan. 28 with ice and snow, the second annual Industry Appreciation Night was postponed to Feb. 11 at the Clanton Performing Arts Center at Jefferson State Community College’s Chilton-Clanton Campus.

Chilton County Industrial Development Coordinator Fred Crawford said the initial plans for the event will stay the same.

“We just had to reschedule everything due to weather,” Crawford said. “Everything will be the same as originally planned.”

The main purpose of the event is to say “thank you” to the industries that risk their capital and come up with plans to market and produce goods throughout the county.

In 2013, the theme of the first Industry Appreciation Night was highlighting the arts, education and recreation in Chilton County, but Crawford said this year would highlight the development taking place throughout the county.

The event will include a reception at 6:30 p.m. and a program at 7 p.m.

Judge Sibley Reynolds will speak about the hospital effort to build a new hospital in the county, Chilton County Airport Authority member Billy Singleton will speak about the airport and Crawford will speak on the two industrial parks in the county.

The Jemison High School Band will also perform.

Crawford said plaques will be presented to industries that do exporting and to those who have expanded jobs and invested in equipment and facilities.