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Conecuh sausage expanding to new $58 million Andalusia plant

One of Alabama’s most iconic and delicious brands is expanding.

Today it was announced by Governor Kay Ivey in a press release that Conecuh Sausage is planning on a $58 million project to open up a second production plant in Andalusia.

Founded in Evergreen in 1947, the hickory smoked sausage is so delicious that the brand is expanding in order to meet increasing demand.

“Conecuh Sausage is a landmark homegrown brand, and I am thrilled to see that the company continues to grow and thrive right here in ‘Sweet Home Alabama’,” said Governor Ivey.

“This growth project will allow Conecuh Sausage to extend the reach of its brand and put its distinctive Alabama flavors in even more kitchens.”

A family owned business, Conecuh’s products are sold through its online store as well as local grocery stores, national retailers and independent distribution companies.

“We are eager to join the Andalusia community and add jobs and growth to the local economy while remaining in the state of Alabama. We are thrilled with the opportunity to expand our production facilities and increase distribution to serve our loyal customers,” said owners John Crum Sessions and his son, John Henry Sessions in a joint statement.

The company reportedly researched multiple Midwest locations for the new facility before electing to stay in Alabama and landing on Andalusia.

The project will create 110 jobs for the Andalusia economy and a huge investment in Covington County.

“Conecuh Sausage’s expansion project positions the company for sustained growth while also generating a significant economic impact in the Andalusia area,” said Ellen McNair, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce.”

“We’re happy that the company decided to expand its production footprint in South Alabama rather than going to another state,” McNair finished.

“For years, I think that many of us have taken pride in being a next-door neighbor to Conecuh County, the home of Conecuh Sausage. And now, we are privileged to welcome Conecuh Sausage and the Sessions family into our county,” said Covington County Commission Chairman Greg White.

“The County Commission commits to doing everything we can to make this a perfect fit as Conecuh Sausage expands into Covington County.”

Andalusia’s mayor, Earl Johnson, is thrilled about the legendary company choosing his city as their spot to expand.

“This is an exciting and important day for the city of Andalusia. We have been working for decades to be prepared when a company like Conecuh Sausage was ready to expand here, and we appreciate the Sessions family for their confidence in our community and the investment they are making here,” Johnson said.

The original location in Conecuh County will remain open as well.

Michael Brauner is a Senior Sports Analyst and Contributing Writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @MBraunerWNSP

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