Riley Wraps European Tour

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Alabama Gov. Bob Riley spoke via teleconference from Heidelberg, Germany where he is wrapping up a job-hunting trip that has taken him across Europe.

The company, Kronospan, will send a team to Alabama next week to gather information about the state's environmental permitting process.

Riley said he hopes to convince them to invest up to $400 million in a manufacturing plant that would create 500 to 600 jobs.

The governor also said an announcement is expected Friday on an industrial development in Pell City that would create 80 to 100 jobs. He said a third project could be revealed next week.

Riley's trip began in England, where he met with aerospace industry executives at the Farnborough International Air Show. He said there's an "excellent chance'' that a major airline producer could pick Alabama to build a plant in the coming months or years.


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