BL Harbert International, LLC Awarded Construction Management Responsibilities for the Alabama Farm Center at Alfa Centennial Park
BL Harbert International, LLC was recently selected by the Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA) Insurance Corporation to construct the new Alabama Farm Center at Alfa Centennial Park in Chilton County.
The preliminary master plan for the Alabama Farm Center includes a 5,000+ seat air-conditioned arena, 150,000 square foot exhibition building with meeting rooms, 400-stall horse barn, 1,125 tie-stall cattle barn, 400 recreational vehicle (RV) hookups, among other arenas and buildings.
Capital expenditures for the project are estimated to exceed $100 million. The 500-acre project is expected to break ground in the spring of 2020. As Construction Manager, BL Harbert plans to staff this project with local employees and utilize local businesses as much as possible. Key members of BL Harbert’s on-site team live in Chilton County in close proximity to the site.
“This is an exciting project for not only Chilton County, but also the state of Alabama. Our team is honored to be Alfa’s construction partner in bringing such a significant project to life,” said Johnny Garlington, President of the U.S. Group of BL Harbert International. “We look forward to leveraging our extensive global construction management experience in delivering this project on time, on budget, and above and beyond expectations.”
Alfa Centennial Park will be located in the center of the state off of I-65 at Exit 212 between Alabama 145 and County Road 43, and will be visible from I-65. It is expected to draw visitors from throughout the nation to Alabama and Chilton County.