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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, 70 miles (113 km) southeast of Huntsville, 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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Governor Ivey participates in Motus Integrated Technologies announcement

 


 

Recent News

Motus Announcement Ends Lengthy Recruiting Process

July 17th, 2019

Tuesday’s announcement that Motus Integrated Technologies, a Tier 1 automotive supplier, is locating in Gadsden was the culmination of more than a year of work for local and state officials.

Gadsden Lands Tier 1 Automotive Supplier

July 17th, 2019

By Michael Rodgers / Times Staff Writer
Posted Jul 16, 2019 at 11:11 AM
Updated Jul 16, 2019 at 5:07 PM
  
A Tier 1 automotive supplier has chosen to locate a new manufacturing facility in Gadsden, and officials ranging from Mayor Sherman Guyton to Gov. Kay Ivey made the announcement Tuesday.

Governor Ivey Announces Leading Automotive Supplier Motus Integrated Technologies Chooses Alabama for New Plant

July 16th, 2019

Posted on July 16, 2019

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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