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Allied Mineral Products breaks ground on $23.5 million expansion at Alabama plant

2024-06-13

Jun. 12, 2024 - Alabama Commerce Secretary Ellen McNair and other state and local officials  joined executives and employees of Allied Mineral Products, LLC (Allied) today in groundbreaking ceremonies at the site of Allied’s major plant expansion in Pell City, Alabama.  Allied is investing $23.5 million to launch an expansion of the plant that produces a variety of heat containment refractory products used in industrial applications.


The growth project will add a 200,000-square-feet production facility on the company’s current site in Pell City and create 13 new manufacturing jobs, according to the Alabama Department of Commerce. The company’s workforce at the time it entered into its partnership with the Department of Commerce was 81 full-time employees.



“Since its founding over 60 years ago, Allied Mineral Products has grown into a global company, serving multiple industries and registering sales to more than 100 countries,” Secretary McNair said. “With a worldwide presence, the company could have selected another location for this investment, so this expansion in Pell City is truly a testament to the workforce there.”


Construction on the new facility, now under way, will be competed in late 2025. In addition to the new building, the expansion will include installation of new manufacturing equipment including cranes, drying ovens and mixers.  Allied will increase the facility’s production capacity, improve efficiency, prepare it for growth and increase its ability to serve the company’s Southern regions.


“Our partnership with Alabama is strengthened yet again with the expansion of this plant which we originally built in 2019,” said Paul Jamieson, President and CEO of Allied Mineral Products.  “Our theme for this event is ‘Growth Propels Us.’  This is true for Allied globally but is nowhere more apparent than here in Pell City.  Locating our facility in Alabama was part of a long-term strategy to expand our manufacturing presence in the south to be closer to our customers.  Because of the quality of this workforce and the local support here, our growth in Alabama has been faster than we planned.  We are excited to be expanding our facility so soon and are confident this will help us to continue that growth.”


Joining Commerce to support the project were the Pell City Industrial Development Board and the Alabama workforce development agency Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT), which will provide services including skills training on automation technologies for company workers.


Besides Pell City, Allied has U.S. locations in Brownsville, Texas and Columbus, Ohio, where it is headquartered.  The company also has facilities in Canada, South America, Europe, India, China, and South Africa.

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