On June 5, 2018, at a called board meeting of the McClellan Development Authority (MDA), the Board of Directors unanimously approved two offers to purchase property on McClellan. Both purchase offers came from new local startup businesses looking to join the list of corporate partners who call McClellan home.
The Directors first approved the sale of forty five acres located in the North Industrial Conservation District of McClellan to White’s Environmental Solutions (WES) out of Glencoe, Alabama. The Board also approved a “Right of First Refusal” contract with WES to purchase an additional twenty four acres adjacent to the other purchased property within the next five years. WES plans include the initial construction of a new fully enclosed “green” biomass processing facility that will use biodegradable products and vegetative matter (branches, leaves, clippings, etc.) to produce nutrient-rich soil additives and conditioners that are then used to create the mulch and plant soil products found in any gardening center and used by greenhouses, sod farms, and landscaping companies. Ms. Roo White, the owner of WES whose company motto is “better compliance through science”, will become part of the rapidly growing environment sustainment industry through the establishment of an eco-friendly processing center dedicated to soil and water conservation. Her new business will include the addition of up to fifteen new jobs for the community.
The Board also approved the sale of two acres in McClellan’s Town Center District along Town Center Boulevard for a new full-service veterinary clinic. Dr. Elizabeth Mayne, owner of Paws and Tails Fur Family Care, LLC plans to construct a new multi-service facility that will provide veterinary services, pet boarding/day care, and grooming services. Recognizing the close bonds that people have with their pets, Dr. Mayne’s goal is to embrace each individual pet as a valued and important family member. Her vision includes the creation of a luxury hotel experience for those pets being boarded and the grooming service will be like a day at the spa. Dr. Mayne is a fully certified Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and looks to initially hire up to eight new employees for her business.
The McClellan Development Authority congratulates our new corporate partners, and looks forward to watching their community-oriented businesses grow and prosper here at McClellan.