Ivey coming to welcome Brewton’s Provalus

Published 5:00 am Thursday, September 14, 2017

The governor is coming to Brewton!

Gov. Kay Ivey will attend the Wed., Oct. 25, kickoff of the new tech company, Provalus.

In July, the City of Brewton finalized a $6.5 million tech deal that will bring, at its peak, 300 new jobs. The company will offer third party IT solutions and help desk for Fortune 2000 companies such as Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Apple, ExxonMobil and Toyota.

A month earlier, city officials announced the partnership with Optomi, LLC, a tech-staffing firm with eight locations around the nation, including Atlanta, Dallas, Baltimore, Denver and Charlotte, N.C. It calls for the construction of three buildings on 10 acres of the former Dogwood Hills Golf Course property. The site will serve as Optomi’s “flagship U.S. facility,” corporate officials said.

The public is invited to attend the 3 p.m. ceremony at Provalus’ downtown location in the former Cracked Pot building.