Pipe plant coming to Flomaton

Council OKs tax abatement for a $17.6 million investment that will create about 35 direct jobs with full benefits

Foley Pipe Co., hopes to open its new pre-cast concrete plant in Flomaton by October, 2020, with a $17.6 million investment and about 35 jobs that will average $18 per hour plus full benefits.

Jess Nicholas with Coastal Gateway Regional Development Alliance and Allen Butcher, chief financial officer for Foley Pipe Co., appeared before the Flomaton Town Council Monday to make the official announcement. The council later approved a resolution giving the company a 10-year non-educational tax abatement and approved resolutions to seek Community Development Block Grant funds to extend sewer to the...