City of Samson

16 East Main Street

Samson, Alabama 36477

   334-898-7541

In The News
Pipe company plans manufacturing facility in Samson, creating 30 jobs

 

Utah-based Genova Pipe, which manufactures a wide range of pipe, fittings and plumbing specialties, plans to establish a production facility in the former Samson Plastic Pipe location in Geneva County.


The project represents an investment of $7.5 million and the creation of 30 jobs over the next few months, with potential for additional growth, according to an announcement from the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce.

“We are extremely pleased to have this opportunity to expand our operation in the Southeast and very excited to get this project moving forward,” said Andrew Reese, Geneva Pipe president. “We have known the history of Samson Pipe in the past, and it was always an innovative and leading operation in our industry, so we are very pleased to continue to forge our industry forward with the new location.”


Reese added, “Our extreme appreciation to the state and local teams that have supported our effort; we cannot wait to get started.”


Gov. Kay Ivey said Genova Pipe’s growth plans will have a significant financial impact on rural Geneva County and the city of Samson, whose population is around 1,900.


“The Job creation triggered by Genova Pipe’s investment project will directly benefit many local families and generate economic ripples to benefit many others,” said Ivey. “We made it a priority to spark economic activity in rural Alabama, and this project shows that strategy in action.”


The project will take place at the former Samson Plastic Pipe location at 100 Industrial Drive. Plans include renovations and adding new equipment to prepare the facility for plastic pipe manufacturing. Production is planned to begin in the first quarter of this year.


“Genova pipe is a great addition to Alabama’s business community, and I know that the company will find all the ingredients they need for success in their new home in the state,” said Ellen McNair, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce.


Besides Ivey and commerce, Samson Mayor Clay King said the project received support from the Dothan Area Chamber, Samson City Council, and the local legislative delegation. Alabama Power, AIDT, and the state’s primary workforce development agency are also providing services.


“Most of all, we appreciate the investment Genova Pipe is making and establishing their presence to serve the Southeast United States market,” King said.


Genova, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of pipe and fittings, has locations in Salt Lake City, Utah; Burton, Michigan; Rensselaer, Indiana; Paducah, Kentucky; and Centralia, Washington. The company’s headquarters is in Salt Lake City.


State Senator Donnie Chesteen said he looks forward to seeing Genova Pipe’s future growth in Geneva County and to showcasing Samson to other companies looking for business locations.


“Genova Pipe is not only bringing a new industry to Samson; they are bringing good paying jobs that will serve as a foundation for even more economic growth in the future. Projects like this serve as an economic driver that will benefit Samson, Geneva County and the Wiregrass as a whole,” Chesteen said.


Brenda Tuck, rural development manager for the Alabama Department of Commerce, said the state’s rural communities offer growing companies a raft of advantages for their investment project.


“Since 2020, Alabama’s rural counties have attracted over $4 billion in new capital investment across many industrial sectors, reinforcing what a great place these communities are for business,” said Tuck.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Baseball / Softball / T-Ball Registration

   Registration forms will be sent home with your child next week through the school. The deadline is March 1, 2024.

   Registration Fee is $40 for the first child and $35 for every additional child.

   Please fill it out and get them back to us as soon as possible, or come by the City Hall to fill out a form.

   We will need the completed application, registration fee, copy of insurance card and birth certificate.

  If you live in Samson Housing Authority apartments, you must take the form by the office and get them to sign off on it before you turn it in.

To play T-Ball, your child must have turned 4 years of age by Sept. 1, 2023.

  We will not accept any registration forms unless you have all of these items.


Samson City Council

Council Meetings

Council meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council room at Samson Municipal Complex, 10470 West State Highway 52, Samson, Alabama 36477.  All persons wishing to address Council should appear on the agenda.  To be placed on the agenda, the request should be received by noon the Monday preceding the seven day legal requirement for posting the agenda, before a scheduled meeting.  All persons appearing on the agenda are requested to limit their presentation to five minutes.  To be placed on the agenda contact the City Clerk at Samson City Hall.

SAMSON CITY OFFICIALS

 

MAYOR

Clay King


COUNCILMEMBERS

Roger Baine, Ronald Davis, Ed Janasky, Queen Fitzpatrick, Barbara Simmons


CITY ATTORNEY

Jeff Hatcher

 


  City Clerk                                                   Court Clerk

  Michelle S. Flanery                                     Cecil Sanders


  Police Chief                                                Rescue Captain

  Chris Miranda                                             Mark Day


  City, Water, &                                             Fire Chief

  Sewer Superintendent                                Jeff Lowery

  Earl Johnson