Business View Magazine | December 2020

309 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2020 TRUSSV I LLE , ALABAMA around 25,000 people as a city.” That growth is no surprise, thanks to the many amenities the city has to offer. First, is its school system, which is rated one of the top 10 school districts in Alabama. The city is home to three elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school, with approximately 4,800 students enrolled across the board. “That has contributed to a lot of our growth,” explains Choat. “We have got a lot of young families moving to Trussville for the school systems. We are also one of the top-rated athletic programs in the state of Alabama. We have won the state championships recently in girl’s softball, boys baseball, and we are always competitive in other sports such as football, cross-country, track, soccer, volleyball, and tennis. Athletics and academics are important in our school system and doing quite well.” The city is also home to many successful businesses, including Amerex Corporation. “Amerex is an internationally known distributor of fire extinguishers all over the world and they are the largest private employer in town,” says Choat. “They have been great partners for the City of Trussville.” There are also 75 restaurants, four major shopping centres and a growing industrial park that is currently home to nearly 30 businesses and counting. Economically, many of the city’s businesses are thriving, even despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Choat Mayor, Buddy Choat