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April 26, 2013

Alabama governor joins Wrangler for reopening

— HACKLEBURG, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Robert Bentley is joining Wrangler officials to celebrate the reopening of the company's distribution center in Hackleburg.

The ceremony Friday afternoon comes nearly two years after an EF-5 tornado hit the north Alabama town and destroyed Wrangler's former distribution center. About 150 people worked there. The governor worked with Wrangler officials to make sure the town's largest employer rebuilt.

State money covered $31 million of the new distribution center's costs, with the Marion County Commission contributing $200,000 and the town of Hackleburg contributing $100,000 worth of in-kind work.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will include a memorial dedication to victims of the tornado on April 27, 2011.

 

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