Lawrence County will get $400,000 to improve water service for a whiskey barrel manufacturing plant planned for the Mallard Fox West Industrial Complex off Alabama 20 near Decatur.
The Jack Daniel Cooperage was announced in June. It is expected to create up to 225 jobs and receive $63 million in state and local incentives.
Whiskey-maker Brown-Forman will build the $55 million facility and plans to hire 110 to 135 full-time workers when production begins in May 2014, Brown-Forman spokesman Phil Lynch said earlier this year. By 2019, it will employ 200, according to a summary of impact and incentive estimates provided by the state.
Brown-Forman makes brands including Jack Daniel, Early Times and Canadian Mist.
The report estimates the plant will create $123.5 million in direct and indirect payroll and at least $12 million in state and local tax revenue in 10 years.
Brown-Forman will begin work on the plant in January.
Earlier this year, Gov. Robert Bentley awarded $150,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds to the city of Stevenson to prepare for construction of a sawmill to produce white oak planks for Jack Daniel barrels. Thirty new jobs were created there.