Conecuh Sausage to Expand Operations to Andalusia, Alabama, Generating 110 Jobs and $58 Million Investment

In a significant economic development, Governor Kay Ivey has announced that Conecuh Sausage, a renowned Alabama producer of hickory smoked sausages, is set to invest nearly $58 million in establishing a second production facility in Andalusia. This expansion project is expected to create 110 jobs in the area.

Founded in Evergreen in 1947, Conecuh Sausage has become an iconic Alabama brand known for its high-quality meats featuring a patented blend of seasonings. While the existing production location in Conecuh County will remain operational, the expansion aims to meet the growing demand for the company’s products.

Governor Ivey expressed her excitement about Conecuh Sausage’s continued growth within the state, stating, “Conecuh Sausage is a landmark homegrown brand, and I am thrilled to see that the company continues to grow and thrive right here in ‘Sweet Home Alabama’. This growth project will allow Conecuh Sausage to extend the reach of its brand and put its distinctive Alabama flavors in even more kitchens.”

As a family-owned business, Conecuh Sausage, led by President John Crum Sessions and his son John Henry Sessions, is making strides to turn their long-term vision into reality by satisfying the increasing demand for their products. The company’s sausage products are currently available through its online store, Gift Store, local grocery stores, national retailers, and independent distribution companies.

Part of the expansion project includes the commitment to create a minimum of 110 new jobs in Andalusia and an investment of $57.8 million to construct and equip the new facility in Covington County, according to the Alabama Department of Commerce.

Ellen McNair, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce, emphasized the positive economic impact Conecuh Sausage’s expansion will have on the Andalusia area. She stated, “Conecuh Sausage’s expansion project positions the company for sustained growth while also generating a significant economic impact in the Andalusia area. We’re happy that the company decided to expand its production footprint in South Alabama rather than going to another state.”

Despite exploring expansion options in the Midwest, Conecuh Sausage ultimately chose to stay true to its roots in Alabama.

Mayor Earl Johnson of Andalusia expressed his excitement, stating, “This is an exciting and important day for the city of Andalusia. We have been working for decades to be prepared when a company like Conecuh Sausage was ready to expand here, and we appreciate the Sessions family for their confidence in our community and the investment they are making here.”

Local officials, including Covington County Commission Chairman Greg White and Covington County Economic Development Commission Executive Director Rick Clifton, echoed their support and enthusiasm for Conecuh Sausage’s investment plans in Andalusia, highlighting the positive impact on the community’s economy and employment opportunities.