Chemical plant plans $2.65 million expansion to Decatur site

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DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – OCI Alabama LLC is planning a large addition to its plant in the River City.

The expansion has an estimated cost of $2.65 million, with intentions of creating three new jobs. The project would create an on-site warehouse as a storage and distribution hub, as well as install automated packing equipment.

The Decatur Industrial Development Board approved a tax abatement for the project of about $9,050 annually for ten years.

The expansion is slated to create about $11,200 each year of the abatement period in school taxes for Morgan County, Decatur, Hartselle, and the state.

OCI’s chemical plant makes a dry bleach used in home products such as dishwashing agents. The Decatur plant currently employs approximately 40 people. Officials say the addition would help better secure not only the current jobs, but OCI’s future in the city.