Ketona Maintenance Camp
The Ketona Maintenance Camp is a staging facility for Jefferson County road maintenance crews servicing the eastern and northern sections of the county. It was closed in 2011 as part of drastic budget cuts required due to the loss of the Jefferson County Occupational Tax and the ongoing Jefferson County debt crisis, but was later reopened.
In 2006 the camp employed 168 people, 115 of whom were classed as unskilled laborers. In addition to serving as a base for crews the camp warehouses materials, supplies and fuels; repairs vehicles and tires; and manufactures pre-cast concrete pipes, inlet covers, picnic tables, parking stops and barricades. Its annual budget varied between $8.3 million and $9.6 million between 2003 and 2006.
- Ketona Maintenance Camp at jeffcointouch.com
- Gathings, Honora (June 16, 2011) "Camp Ketona closes, more than 500 JeffCo employes on leave." The Birmingham News