Built in Butler County set for Thursday

Published 3:47 pm Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Butler County Commission for Economic Development and the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce are holding a show-and-tell of sorts on Thursday.

The first ever “Built in Butler County” will be held at the Wendell Mitchell Conference Center on the campus of LBW Community College and will feature exhibits from businesses throughout Butler County.

The purpose for the event is simple – educate the public about the products produced in Butler County.

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“We want to let people know what manufactured here,” said David Hutchison, executive director of the Butler County Commission for Economic Development. “We want to make people aware of what’s being built right here in their community.”

Hutchison said that along with local exhibitors, PowerSouth, the Alabama Department of Commerce, the Alabama Department of Revenue and others will be on hand for the event.

Sophomores from all four high schools in the county will also take part on Thursday.

“We’re going to have someone visit with them that morning and talk about work force, and then they’ll have the chance to view the different exhibits at the conference center and learn more about the industries here in Butler County and be introduced to possible career fields.”

The event will be open to the public beginning at 1:30 p.m.