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The City of Talladega planted a Japanese Cherry tree at the entrance to the Police Department in honor of Arbor Day. Pictured are Phillip Horne (Alabama Forestry Commission), Brian Muenger (City Manager), Alan Watson (Police Chief), Mitch Bast (Community Appearance Dept. Director) and Emily Rowland (Forest Ranger). There will be an Alabama Forestry Commission "Tree Give Away" on Thursday, February 28, 2013 starting at 10:00 am in Veterans' Park in Talladega. The City of Talladega has been a "Tree City USA" member since 2008.
M-Tek comes to Talladega
Representatives of city, county and state government as well as numerous business interests turned out Thursday morning for the ribbon cutting ceremony at M-Tek, in the Coosa Valley Industrial Park.
Pictured to the right are Akai Harris, Gerald Cade, County Commission Chairman Kelvin Cunningham, Mayor Larry Barton, Gov. Robert Bentley, plant manager Dale Grant, CVEC vice president Leland Fuller, Talladega County Economic Development Authority Chairman Cleve Jacobs, Mark Vandevelde of Honda Manufacturing of America, Masaaki Maeda of HMA, Masaki Sugisawa President and CEO of M-Tek, Kuniyuki Watanabe president of Kasai Kogyo Co., Ltd. Kasai Kogyo is the parent company of M-Tek.
The company, which makes interior trim pieces for Honda, currently employs 54 people, but that number is expected to increase to 128 by the end of the year. The company employs a total of 3,200 associates in five plants nationwide. The company reported earnings in excess of $700 million last year.
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Customers having garbage/yard waste curbside more than the three days prior to collection or leaving their cart curbside more than one day after collection are guilty of a misdemeanor and will be subject to a fine or penalties as stated in City Ordinance #1580.