Graham & Company, LLC represented the Tenant and the Landlord in this transaction bringing Voestalpine Automotive Body Parts Inc. to Birmingham,AL.

June 21st, 2016

Auto supplier opening $11 million Birmingham plant


An Austrian auto supplier is opening an $11.1 million plant in Birmingham.

Voestalpine Automotive Body Parts Inc. will outfit an existing facility at 260-A Lyon Lane off of Lakeshore Parkway in Birmingham.

“This investment is an important step in the growth strategy of our company in the U.S.,” Philipp Schulz, local managing director of Voestalpine Automotive Body Parts, said in a statement. “We are very excited about starting operations in Birmingham and being part of the automotive supplier network in Alabama.”

Birmingham is providing $960,237 in tax abatements over 10 years. The plant will employ 42 people.

Voestalpine was founded in 1938 and is headquartered in Linz, Austria. It also sells steel and railway goods.

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“Prayers for Parker” – Birmingham Heart Walk

June 9th, 2016

Graham & Company and GCP employees will be participating in the Birmingham Heart Walk on Saturday, June 11th! Our team “Prayers for Parker” is walking in honor of our associate Ashley Neil and her daughter Parker, who was recently born with HLHS.  We are excited to be supporting the AHA and their fight to end heart disease for children like Parker and for all of those suffering from heart disease.  Hope to see you in Uptown on Saturday!

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Coca-Cola Bottling Company opens new $35 million distribution center, warehouse in Montgomery

May 10th, 2016


Coca-Cola Bottling Company dedicated its new, state-of-the-art $35 million distribution center and warehouse in Montgomery on Tuesday.

Montgomery Coca-Cola has added 63 jobs to the workforce since November 2014, and now employs 310 with an annual payroll of approximately $13 million, the company announced.

“The addition of the state-of-the art regional distribution center further enables Montgomery Coca-Cola to continue providing excellent customer service to over 4,000 customers in the in the River Region and throughout counties in central and south Alabama,” the company stated in a release today.

The 855,000 square-foot facility includes: 42,000 square-foot administration space, 10,500 square-foot fleet maintenance area and a 100,000 square-foot Equipment Refurbishment Center to service over 32,000 vending machines, coolers and fountain units for 35 territories in seven southeastern states across the Coca-Cola UNITED franchise.

“What a great day this is for Montgomery Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola UNITED and for our entire community. We are certainly proud to count an organization of this caliber among our business partners,” Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange said in a prepared statement. “This new cutting-edge facility and the jobs it represents speak volumes about the opportunities that exist in Montgomery. We’re grateful this company took advantage of those opportunities and had the vision to see that success happens when you do business here in the Capital of Dreams.”

According to Montgomery Coca-Cola, the new facility located at 4919 Westport Blvd. has the capacity to warehouse over 2 million cases of approximately 675 non-alcoholic beverages.

With 51 loading docks, Montgomery Coca-Cola distributes approximately 13 million cases of non-alcoholic beverages annually in the South Alabama Division of Coca-Cola UNITED. These markets include Dothan, Evergreen, Montgomery and West Point, Ga. The Montgomery warehouse loads all delivery vehicles for the Tuscaloosa Coca-Cola territory.

The sales center serves as the administrative headquarters for the South Alabama Division in the Central Region of Coca-Cola UNITED.

Coca-Cola UNITED plans to acquire the production facility located at 300 Coca-Cola Road in Montgomery.

“Great brands and great people, coupled with our long-term commitment and presence in Montgomery allow us to deliver excellent customer service and the highest quality products to our consumers,” said Claude Nielsen, Chairman of the Board, Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc. “This investment demonstrates our commitment to operating in Montgomery for another 100 years and speaks positively for the growth and favorable business climate in Central Alabama.”

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Wildwood Centre South shopping center sells for $12M

January 6th, 2016

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Wildwood Centre South, a 225,921-square-foot retail center, was sold for more than $12 million.

Dan Lovell of Graham & Co. and Greg Hess of Shopping Center Group represented the seller in the transaction, according to a release.

The buyer was Lakeshore Parkway Retail LP. Wildwood Centre South is located on Lakeshore Parkway and includes tenants Mr. Wang’s Restaurant, Dollar Tree, a T-Mobile store, and others.

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Site of Hoover Child Care Center Sold for $620K

November 4th, 2015

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The site that will be Children’s Lighthouse early child care center in Hoover was recently purchased for $620,000.

As we’ve previously reported, Children’s Lighthouse plans to build a 10,500-square-foot facility on the one and a half acre site located at 4731 Chace Circle, right off U.S. 31 in Hoover’s Chace Landing development.

Ira Levine of Levine & Associates represented the buyer, Roar Mgmt Group LLC in the purchase. Dan Lovell of Graham & Co. represented the seller, Chace Circle Development LLC.

Franchisee Kent Rogers previously told the BBJ that the center will accommodate more than 200 children when it opens in late winter or early spring of 2016.

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