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Spain-Based Grupo Antolin Plans Manufacturing Plant In McCalla, Alabama

02/28/2017
Spain-based global auto supplier Grupo Antolin plans to invest nearly $10.4 million to establish a manufacturing facility in Jefferson County, Alabama. The plant will employ 150 people by 2020.

Antolin Alabama Inc. will locate its facility in an existing building at Jefferson Metropolitan Park in McCalla, 17 miles southwest of Birmingham, Alabama, with a build-out expected to begin in early March. Total investment in the project is projected to be $10.35 million.

“Creating jobs and opportunity for Alabama citizens remains my top priority, and Grupo Antolin’s decision to open a manufacturing facility in Jefferson County aligns perfectly with that,” Governor Robert Bentley said. “It’s encouraging to see top-performing companies in the auto manufacturing industry select Alabama.”

“Alabama represents a very attractive place for the automotive industry. In the last few years, this sector has grown very much and has attracted many companies that are creating a perfect environment for this industry,” said Pablo Baroja, President of Grupo Antolin in North America.

“Alabama’s auto manufacturing sector continues to grow robustly as the industry supply chain expands throughout the state with significant new investment and job creation,” said Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. “Grupo Antolin is an important player in this global industry and a welcome addition to the state’s auto supplier network.”

In addition to the state, Grupo Antolin’s North America unit worked closely with officials in Jefferson County, Alabama Power Co. and the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) on the company’s expansion project, codenamed “Project Wolverine.”

“The entire Jefferson County Commission is excited to have Grupo Antolin North America join the ever-growing roster of manufacturing companies located at the County’s Jeff Met Industrial Park in McCalla,” Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington said. “In particular, the addition of 150 new jobs and the more than $10 million in capital investment provides further evidence of the county’s ongoing growth in the automotive supply chain sector.”

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