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MORE THAN 100 JOBS ARE HEADED FOR NORTH ALABAMA
(SEP 17, 2014)  MORE THAN 100 JOBS ARE COMING TO NORTH ALABAMA.  ACCORDING TO THE TIMES DAILY, TWO INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS INVOLVING MICHIGAN-BASED METAL FABRICATION COMPANIES WILL PROVIDE THE NEW EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES. M-S METAL SOLUTIONS IN FLORENCE WILL HIRE 70 EMPLOYEES IN JANUARY 2015 AND AN ADDITIONAL 12 EMPLOYEES IN MID-2015.  THE COMPANY FABRICATES A VARIETY OF ITEMS INCLUDING CHAIR BACKS, STREET SIGNS AND AUTOMOTIVE PARTS.  AN EXPANSION BY GEMINI GROUP AT METAL DIE-CASTING FACILITY CONSOLIDATED TOOL IN MUSCLE SHOALS WILL PRESERVE 14 JOBS AND CREATE 22 MORE WITH ADDITIONAL GROWTH EXPECTED IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS.  THE GOOD NEWS OF ADDITIONAL JOBS IN THE AREA COMES AFTER SEVERAL OTHER COMPANIES, INCLUDING INTERNATIONAL PAPER, THE HON CORPORATION AND HILLSHIRE, ANNOUNCED PLANS TO SHUT DOWN THIS YEAR.