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Southern Roots Nut Plans Dothan, Alabama, Processing Operations

Southern Roots Nut Co., a pecan grower and processor, plans to establish processing operations in Dothan, Alabama. The approximately $16.6 million project is expected to create 120 jobs in Houston County over the next two years.

The company will outfit an existing building and construct a new facility as a hub to process, store and distribute raw pecans.

“My family has called Dothan home since early 2018 and I couldn’t think of a better place to continue our family’s tradition of shelling and processing pecans than Dothan,” said Brandon Harrell, Southern Roots’ COO and president of sales. “We are truly excited to partner with business-friendly state, county and city officials who truly want the best opportunities for their respective areas. We’re honored to have roots in Dothan, Alabama.”

The State of Alabama is joining with the City of Dothan to support the project through a package that includes tax credits and AIDT workforce development services. In addition, the City and the Industrial Development Board are providing the company with assistance through the AMEA Capital Fund Program, local statutory tax abatements, and discretionary support.

“Pecans are a trademark product for Alabama’s agriculture industry, with an estimated 9,000 acres of orchards in the state,” noted Ellen McNair, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. “The processing facility planned by Southern Roots is good news for those involved in the business of Alabama’s official state nut.”

Southern Roots specializes in delivering high-quality pecans and pecan products to customers worldwide. The company’s products include shelled and unshelled pecans, flavored pecans, pecan oil and more.

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