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STEVENSON, Ala. (AP) — The company that produces Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey is breaking ground in north Alabama for a plant that will produce the wood used in its barrels.

The mill operated by Brown-Forman Cooperage is located in Stevenson, which is in northeast Alabama. The mill will produce white oak stave and heading material that will be used to produce whiskey barrels.

Gov. Robert Bentley is among the officials who plan to attend the groundbreaking, which is set for Thursday afternoon. About 30 people will work at the mill.

Brown-Forman Cooperage is a subsidiary of Brown-Forman Corp., which produces Jack Daniel's. It picked the Alabama location because of its plentiful supply of oak trees.

 

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