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1 ALABAMA S DISTRIBUTION, LOGISTICS OVERVIEW Ace, Dollar General, Home Depot, Target, SYSCO, and Wal-Mart are among the nationally known companies with major distribution operations in the state. Wholesale (NAICS 42) in Alabama accounted for 73,075 jobs and 9,163 establishments in 14. Transportation and Warehousing (NAICS 48-49) in Alabama accounted for 54,5 jobs and 3,381 establishments in 14. Alabama is served by six major commercial airlines and several commuter airlines operating through seven commercial airports. Alabama water corridors connect to over 15,000 miles (24,000+ km) of inland waterways in 23 states. Alabama was ranked 25th in the U.S. for exports. Companies in Alabama shipped products to nearly 0 countries. Source: Trade Stats Express; Bureau of Labor Statistics, 15, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 14 offers carrier services and shipping options between major global, US Gulf, Southeast and Midwest markets. 22 Alabama is served by 16 freight railroads, including five Class I railroads, carrying cargo over 3,700 miles (5,900+ km) of track. 85 Six interstate highways (I-10, I-, I-, I-, I-85. I-22 to be completed in 15.) converge in Alabama, allowing easy access to major markets. Interstates Rail Navigable Rivers Regional Airports General Purpose FTZs 10 Port / / 1

2 UNPARALLELED ACCESS Interstate Transportation Six interstate highways (I-10, I-, I-, I-, I-85. I-22 to be completed in 15.) converge in Alabama allowing goods to be shipped to major markets. The interstates are part of a network of over 74,000 miles (119,000+ km) of paved public roads in Alabama. An eleven hour drive time from the center of Alabama reaches west to Dallas/Fort Worth, north to Chicago, east to Charleston, and south to Fort Lauderdale. Source: Google Maps Alabama s interstate system allows companies to access over 160 metro areas within a 600 mile radius. Source: ESRI Chicago Cleveland Columbus Richmond Oklahoma City Dallas / Ft Worth Memphis 22 Nashville 85 ALABAMA Atlanta Charlotte Charleston Austin New Orleans 10 Houston Ft Lauderdale Rail Transportation 600-Mile Radius Alabama is served by 16 freight railroads, including five Class I railroads, carrying cargo over 3,700 miles (5,900+ km) of track. Excellent main line connections give shippers good access to all major market centers. Aviation Transportation Alabama is served by six major commercial airlines and several commuter airlines operating through seven commercial airports. International flights are easily accessible via direct flights from major connecting cities. In addition, Alabama is located between two of the country's largest air freight centers - Memphis and Atlanta. Alabama has 92 public use airports. Through the Alabama Airport Improvement Program and the Federal Aviation Authority Airport Improvement Program, cities can develop airports for industrial and other civil use. Most public use airports are lighted and can accommodate corporate aircraft. / / 2

3 UNPARALLELED ACCESS Facilities of Alabama Water Transportation Alabama water corridors connect to over 15,000 miles (24,000+ km) of inland waterways in 23 states. International The Alabama Channel at the bisects the 1,300 mile (2,090 km) Intracoastal Waterway, giving access to markets from Texas to Florida. 22 Since 01, The Alabama State Port Authority has invested more than $700 million in port infrastructure. Investments include $110 million in enhancements and new equipment at McDuffie Coal Terminal, a $300 million container terminal, a $110 million steel terminal, a $26 million rail ferry terminal, a $33 million federal turning basin, and nearly $50 million in site development for a new intermodal container transfer facility (intermodal rail). These investments offer shippers improved carrier services and shipping options between major global, Southeast and Midwest markets. At 45 feet (13.7 meters), the port s main channel is one of the deepest channels in the South. The Port is served by five Class 1 railroads and two short-lines: o CN, CSX, BNSF/AGR, NS & KCS. o CG Railway (4-day Rail Ferry Service between Mobile and Mexico). o Alabama State Port Authority Terminal Railway (Switching and Terminal Rail Services). Brookley Aeroplex, located adjacent to the port, offers immediate access to freight forwarding transportation services. 44 berths. Adjacent to I-10 and I-. Cargo handling area: 4.5 million square feet (418,064 m 2 ). 3 RO-RO terminals. 900T Barge Mounted Heavy Lift Crane Capable of Lifting 400T from the center of a Panamax ship. Core business: coal, forest products, frozen poultry, iron & steel products, aluminum, oversized / heavy lift, and containers. Foreign Trade Zone no. 89. APM Terminals Mobile (350,000 TEU/Year Capacity 800,000 TEU/Year Capacity at Full Build Out). Set Aside Lands for Logistics / Warehouse / Distribution. Container Carrier Service to the Port. o Providing shippers with world-class container carriage in major global trade lanes. o Maersk, CMA CGM, MSC, APL, HMM & ZIM. 10 Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway NS Birmingham Regional The is served by five Class I rail companies: BNSF, CN, CSX, NS and KCS. A labama-coosa Waterway CAICTF Waterways of Alabama Tuscaloosa Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway Huntsville Birmingham 85 Tennessee Waterway Montgomery Chattahoochee-Apalachicola Waterway Mobile cî Gulf Intracoastal Waterway / / 3

4 WORKFORCE Wholesale (NAICS 42) in Alabama accounted for 73,075 jobs and 9,163 establishments in 14. Transportation and Warehousing (NAICS 48-49) in Alabama accounted for 54,5 jobs and 3,381 establishments in 14. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 14 The Alabama higher education system consists of 31 four-year colleges and universities and 26 twoyear community and technical colleges and junior colleges strategically located throughout the state providing Alabamians with educational opportunities to meet the emerging needs of industry. Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT) AIDT was established to help new and expanding Alabama companies recruit and train an outstanding workforce. AIDT is consistently recognized for its excellence. Top 5 U.S. Training Agency Median Distribution/Warehouse Hourly Wages SOC Description Alabama US Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $39. $ Shipping and Receiving Clerks $13.45 $ Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers $16.96 $ Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers $12.52 $ Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand $10.49 $ Packers and Packagers, Hand $9.32 $9.60 Source: EMSI 15 LOW OPERATING COSTS No inventory tax. Sales and use tax abatements for qualifying companies. Property taxes are the lowest in the U.S. Property tax abatements for qualifying companies. Alabama has one of the lowest overall corporate income tax burdens in the U.S. Alabama is one of only a few states to allow federal income tax paid or accrued to be deducted from state income tax. Right-to-Work state. Source: Federation of Tax Administrators / / 4

5 NEW & EXPANDING Company County Product 15 Jobs Created Investment (Millions) Fed Ex Ground Mobile Distribution center 100 N.A. (New) LogisAll USA Macon Freight warehouse for automotive parts 60 $4 (New) Publix Grocery distribution 0 $3.4 (New) 14 Gulf Coast Produce Distributors Baldwin Food Distribution 100 $1.0 (New) Total Quality Logistics Baldwin Logistics 80 N.A. (New) HD Supply Facilities Maintenance Home Depot 13 Maintenance and repair product distribution center Distribution and warehousing for homeimprovement chain 50 $7.0 (New) 150 N.A. (Expansion) Industrial Service & Supply Chambers Third-party warehouse logistics 4 $1.9 (Expansion) Saddle Creek Logistics, Inc. Warehousing, transportation, packaging and other services 25 $1.6 (New) US Foods Montgomery General line grocery merchant wholesalers N.A. $1.7 (Expansion) Alabama Crown Distributing 12 Distribution of liquor, wine, beer and other beverages 70 $16.0 (Expansion) Ashley Furniture Home Stores Baldwin Furniture distribution 26 N.A. (New) Children's Place DeKalb Distribution of children s apparel - $4.05 (Expansion) Hibbett Sports S&T Montgomery Distributing Co. Franklin Distribution center and warehouse for sporting goods retailer Distribution of car accessories and consumer electronics 170 $25.0 (New) 23 N.A. (Expansion) 11 All State Beverage Co. Montgomery Beverage distribution $4.0 (Expansion) BLG Logistics Inc. Tuscaloosa Logistics 30 $4.9 (Expansion) Dollar General Distribution center 0 $60.0 (New) Rail Road Resources Home Depot Baldwin Wholesale distributor of petroleum products 10 Distribution center for home improvement warehouse stores 15 $1.5 (Expansion) 100 N.A. (Expansion) Medline Industries Inc. Autauga Distribution of healthcare supplies 40 $12.5 (New) 09 Children s Place DeKalb Distribution of children s apparel 250 $.0 (Expansion) Spartan Logistics Distribution center for health care industry $7.0 (Expansion) Wal-Mart Cullman Grocery distribution center 25 N.A. (Expansion) / / 5

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