Several types of industry are housed in and around Brewton, including manufacturing companies that specialize in floral, paper, plastic and wood products. Other businesses include foundries, automobile dealers, railcar refurbishers, communications outlets, construction, oil and gas companies, financial institutions, business professionals (accountants, attorneys, insurance companies, real estate), refineries, trucking and economic and industrial development organizations that focus on recruiting new businesses to our area.
Whether it’s major industry or small business, Brewton accommodates all types of commerce in its economy, and with a well-equipped industrial park, additional industries will be recruited into the community. The largest industry in Brewton is timber. Whether it’s logging, manufacturing paper products or operating a sawmill, lumber and its products are the major commodities in Brewton.
T.R. Miller Mill is the oldest timber company in the area. Making wood products, the company is still operated by the same family who founded the business in the 1800s. Georgia-Pacific is the largest employer in the area, creating over 450 jobs in the community. Paperboard is its main product, and it is shipped all over the country from right here in Brewton. In addition, Swift Companies, Inc. is a locally owned sawmill providing dozens of job opportunities.
Natural Decorations, Inc. (NDI) produces artificial plants and is located in the Industrial Park in Brewton. NDI manufactures arrangements, which are sold and shipped all over the world. NDI offers a plant tour, which showcases how their products are made and is a local tourist attraction. The industrial park, which features 160 acres in an “Enterprise Zone,” also houses other local manufacturers. For more information about opportunities for your business in the industrial park, please contact the Greater Brewton Area Chamber of Commerce.Another major industry in Brewton is Grede. Making ductile castings is their business, they are also a large employer in the community. Frit Car & Equipment Co., Inc. is a local repair shop for railcars. There are many employment opportunities in and around Brewton, and you are sure to find what is right for you and your family.
The city of Brewton also hosts an economic development board, in addition to the County’s Industrial Development Authority and another local economic development firm. These organizations play vital roles in our community by exploring opportunities to attract new businesses to the area. The residents of Brewton want to capitalize on every opportunity their wonderful town has to offer. Economic growth is important and Brewton residents would like to see the town continue to grow and thrive in that capacity. Major industry or small business is welcome in our friendly city, and Brewton and East Brewton will provide the leadership to forge the way.