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Etowah County's diverse industrial base has a concentration of metalworking companies and support services, augmented by cutting-edge technology training facilities. Our public schools were the first in the state to offer a Tech Prep diploma curriculum. Our large community college offers a variety of engineering technology degree programs, including Machine Tool Technology and Industrial Automation Technology.  And we have apprenticeship programs for Machinists, Mold Makers, and Tool & Die Makers.

Local training is accredited by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills, and chapters of NTMA and ASQ provide certification programs. In addition, our manufacturing technology center assists companies with plant layout, work cell integration, industrial engineering, operator development, CAD implementation, CAM, CIM, CNC, MRP, LEAN manufacturing, automated control systems including PLCs, supply chain management, and such quality systems as ISO, QS, TS and Six Sigma.  

This is also the center for transportation services, health care, social services, retail and wholesale trade, financial and legal services, communications, recreational opportunities and cultural attractions in northeast Alabama. Located on Interstate Highway 59, we are 60 miles (97 km) northeast of Birmingham, 90 miles (145 km) southwest of Chattanooga and 120 miles (193 km) west of Atlanta.

With populations of 37,000 in the city, 75,000 in the urban area, 104,000 in the county and 384,000 in a 30-mile/48-kilometer radius, Gadsden is a Keep America Beautiful national award-winner, a recipient of the U.S. Conference of Mayors' City Livability Award, and was designated an All-America City by the National Civic League.

 


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Watch below to see Gadsden featured on "Today in America" hosted by Terry Bradshaw


 

Recent News

Koch expansion to add 80 jobs

October 22nd, 2014

The Gadsden City Council on Tuesday approved non-education tax abatements for a $6 million expansion of Koch Foods that will add 80 jobs early next year.

Goodyear, Back Forty honored as Manufacturers of Year

May 14th, 2014

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s Gadsden plant and Back 40 Beer Co. of Gadsden have earned 2014 Manufacturer of the Year honors from the Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network.

Plant director: Goodyear's future in Gadsden bright

April 25th, 2014

Gordon Linkous, director of manufacturing at Goodyear's Gadsden plant, said the facility has a bright future thanks in part to the efforts of retired employees.

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Gadsden-Etowah County Industrial Development Authority
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One Commerce Square • Gadsden, AL 35901
Phone: 256.543.9423 • Fax: 256.547.2351
Gadsden-Etowah County Industrial Development Authority One Commerce Square, Gadsden AL 35901 Phone.256.543.9423 Fax.256.547.2351