Brown-Forman Cooperage to open new stave mill in Stevenson Alabama | Business
Brown-Forman Cooperage, a subsidiary of Brown-Forman Corporation, producers of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, plan on opening a new mill in Stevenson, Alabama.
The mill will be known as Brown-Forman Cooperages’ Stevenson Mill. The mill will produce white oak stave and heading material to be used to produce whiskey barrels. With the continued long-term growth of the Jack Daniel’s Family of brands, including recently introduced Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Brown-Forman Cooperage is expanding its supply chain capacity for white oak material to meet growing production demand. When fully operational, the mill will employ over 30 people.
Brown-Forman Cooperage currently operates mills in Jackson, Ohio and Clifton, Tennessee.
Brown-Forman conducted an extensive search in the Tennessee Valley Region and considered dozens of potential sites. This mill will use grade white oak logs and studies done by Ken Muehlenfeld, Director, Auburn University Forest Products Development Center, show an abundant supply within the tri-state region.
For 140 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Southern Comfort, Finlandia, Jack Daniel’s & Cola, Canadian Mist, Korbel, Gentleman Jack, el Jimador, Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, Chambord, New Mix, Tuaca, and Woodford Reserve. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by nearly 3,900 employees and sold in approximately 135 countries worldwide.
For more information about the company, visit http://www.brown-forman.com.