Forest Products

Citronelle’s 2-county labor shed region has the following times more companies in the forest products sector than the US average for a labor shed our size:

  • 52 times more employees working in Newsprint Mills than the US average
  • 10 times more employees working in Timber Tract Operations than the US average
  • 6 times more employees working in Wood Preservation Companies than the US average
  • 5 times more employees working in Paperboard Mills than the US average
  • 3 times more employees working in Forest Nurseries and Gathering of Forest Products than the US average
  • 3 times more employees working in Logging than the US average
  • 2 times more employees working in Support Activities for Forestry than the US average
  • 2 times more employees working in Sawmills than the US average
  • 2 times more employees working in Paper (except Newsprint) Mills than the US average
  • 2 times more employees working in Sawmill, Woodworking, and Paper Machinery Manufacturing than the US average


Incentives

The City of Citronelle is willing to rebate a significant portion of local sales and property taxes generated off a project. The City of Citronelle is also willing to sell property to businesses for low prices.

  • Built In Advantages
    • Retail hub—over $12 million retail dollars per year spent by non-Citronelle citizens
    • 2-county area population: over 430,000 people
    • Close proximity to Airbus’ only USA-based assembly plant
    • Close proximity to one of the largest steel mills in the USA
    • Award-winning local schools
    • Alabama features the lowest property taxes in the USA

* Disclaimer: Incentives negotiations are subject to due diligence based on a project by project basis.


Available Properties


Skilled Labor

The following skilled labor in our 2-county labor shed is pertinent to the forest products industry:

  • 4,992 Truck Drivers
  • 3,978 Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
  • 913 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  • 648 Machinists
  • 576 Civil Engineers
  • 420 Industrial Engineers
  • 410 Packers and Packagers
  • 334 Industrial Production Managers
  • 315 Mechanical Engineers
  • 313 Team Assemblers
  • 251 Logging Equipment Operators
  • 156 Millwrights
  • 152 Chemists
  • 126 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
  • 125 Sawing Machine Operators
  • 121 Logisticians
  • 100 Woodworking Machine Operators
  • 90 Environmental Engineers
  • 70 Fallers

Source of Business and Labor Numbers: The University of Southern Mississippi’s Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development & Entrepreneurship