Red Diamond

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Red Diamond Inc. is a coffee, tea, and food service company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. Red Diamond, founded in 1906, is one of the three oldest coffee and teas companies in the United States and has continuously been operated by members of the same family.

Red Diamond is building a new campus in Moody, Alabama. They expect to occupy the new buildings in January, 2009. In June, 2007, the St. Clair County Commission approved a $1.5 million loan to prepare the site for construction.[1] The move to St. Clair came after 100 years in Birmingham. Company officials were angered that Jefferson County, Alabama officials would not cooperate with plans to expand facilities. The expansion plans would increase employment from 160 to 200 people according to company officials.[2]

Red Diamond Tea is currently distributed by Prairie Farms (Prairie Farms, Hiland Dairy, and Roberts Dairy). Red Diamond Auctions/Colorado est.2013

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  1. ^ "Metro Briefs". Birmingham News (Alabama) (Birmingham News, Birmingham, Alabama). April 25, 2007. p. 3C. 
  2. ^ Wright, Barnett (August 6, 2006). "Red Diamond may leave Jeffco, wants to expand; county won't sell land". Birmingham News, Birmingham, Alabama. p. 13A. 

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