Hodges is pleased to announce The Lagoon Park Business Center has been featured in the Montgomery Advertiser as “Businesses coming to north Montgomery.” In this article you can see which big businesses have made Lagoon Park Business Center their future home. The new Wynbrook Access Road is also featured in this article. This is just the beginning! With a prime location in Montgomery many future businesses will soon follow.
Hodges Commercial Real Estate is excited to announce the completion of the Wynbrook Access Road. This road would not have been possible without the efforts of the city of Montgomery, the developers, private developer Jay Tidwell and The Hodges Family. This road provides access from The Northeastern Blvd to Plantation Way and Roy Hodges Boulevard to Sweetwood Way, which leads to Wynbrook neighborhood. Not only does this alleviate traffic, but it also provides a high level of safety for those living in the Wynbrook neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods. Before the completion of the access road first responders from Montgomery Fire and Rescue at Lagoon Park had to go nearly 2 miles out of the way to reach residents in those neighborhoods. This new road has cut response time in half! Hodges Commercial Real Estate is pleased the new connector road is making Montgomery a safer place for their residents and it will make traffic flow more smoothly.
Ena Park, Major Account Manager for Hodges served as MC of the event that included the following speakers:
Bill Taylor – President of Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, former President of Mercedes Benz USA International.
Dave Mark – Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of Alabama, (HMMA) HOD (General Purchasing – Auto parts)
Warren Gappa – Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of Alabama (HMMA) HOD(General Purchasing – MRO parts)
Ron Davis – President of AAMA
Steve Sewell – Exective Vice President of Economic Development Partnership of Alabama http://www.edpa.org/
Joe Song – General Purchasing Manager at Mobis Alabama http://mobisalabama.com/
Craig Lindemann – Purchasing manager at Mando America Corporation America in Opelika Al http://www.mando.com/
Dan Drouin – Plant Manager at Lear Corporation, Montgomery Al. http://www.lear.com/
Also attending from Hodges Warehouse and Logistics, Inc. were Lance Hunter, CEO; Paul Hodges, Vice President, and Jonathan Park, Inventory Specialist, and Minyoung Kim Real Estate Specialist. Paul Hodges is also broker and Minyoung Kim an agent for Exit Hodges Real Estate.
Ena opened the meeting with comments on the importance of the auto industry to Alabama. She followed with a thank you to Hyundai for making Montgomery and the River Region part of that exciting industry. In her introductions Ena reflected on the huge contributions made by some of the speakers in bringing the Auto industry to Alabama and forming the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association. She noted that Bill Taylor was a major player for Mercedes Benz when they expanded to Tuscaloosa. She speculated that if there had not been that first Mercedes plant, there might not have been the several others that have followed. She also recognized Steve Sewell and Bill Taylor’s long contribution starting the AAMA and bringing other automakers to the state as members of a very effective Economic Development Partnership.
Lance Hunter also offered brief comments of gratitude to Bill Taylor, Steve Sewell and Hyundai for their efforts to bring the automotive industry to Central Alabama. Lance mentioned that we sometimes forget the very real human benefits that the industry offers to employees of suppliers. Many hard working people in Central Alabama have been able to accomplish a lot more for themselves and their families because of the jobs provided by the industry.
“It has been my honor and privilege to serve as the Master of Ceremony for this event. Hodges is so excited to be the Platinum Sponsor of Networking with Hyundai purchasing and key suppliers event. Hyundai has brought significant economic impact to Montgomery Alabama in last 11 years. Hyundai keeps growing fast in North America’s automotive industry. This event provided great opportunities to suppliers to meet with Hyundai purchasing representatives and key suppliers. I am so excited to be the part of this amazing event!” – Ena Park
During the panel discussion, Dan Drouin, Plant manager of Lear.
Our Associate Broker, Jay Tidwell has a lot in common with Waldo! Jay is everywhere in the River Region whether its showing a commercial listing, spending time with his kids and wife, or serving as a Montgomery Chamber of Commerce Ambassador. Jay spends a lot of his time at ribbon cuttings in Montgomery supporting new members and new businesses. Jay enjoys supporting the community and we are glad to have someone like that on our team! Have fun spotting Jay in these ribbon cuttings.
Opening of ASE Credit located on Eastchase Parkway
Opening of Goodwill Industries Donation Center located on Perry Hill Road
Opening of Black Finn located in Eastchase
Opening of Gander Mountain
Opening of Dairy Queen on Taylor Road
For more information on the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce