Morganton Pressure Vessels, a compressed-air system manufacturer and North American subsidiary of Italy-based Baglioni Group SPA, will establish a new manufacturing facility in Bay Minette, Alabama. The firm plans to hire an expected 70 associates when the plant is at full production. The company will invest an initial $1.5 million in the new Bay Minette facility, located on the former Citation Aluminum site.
“Our new Bay Minette facility is ideal logistically. The area helps support our standards in quality and competitiveness, and the proximity to the market is a main point for our business success,” said Franco Tartaglino, President/CEO of Baglioni Group SPA. “Bay Minette is a key location for at least three of our divisions, and is close to SPV and petrochemical industry customers, as well to main sea ports.”
Baglioni Group is active in the production of four major product divisions, including vessels, special pressure equipment, cryogenics, and oil and gas. Its products are certified to meet all pressure-containing vessel regulatory standards, both domestic and international, Baldwin County Economic Development said. The new Morganton Pressure Vessels Bay Minette facility will produce standard and customized pressure vessels that will serve North American consumers in the compressed air and oil and gas industries.
“The City of Bay Minette is very excited to welcome Morganton Pressure Vessels to our community. They are an excellent company that produces a high-quality product, and brings well-paying job opportunities for our citizens,” said Bay Minette Mayor Robert Wills. “The city is dedicated to attracting, developing and expanding good industry in Bay Minette, and the availability of good jobs right here at home is the lifeblood for progress.”
“Morganton Pressure Vessels and its parent company Baglioni Group choosing Bay Minette for their next North American facility shows that Bay Minette and Baldwin County are great places for foreign direct investment. We appreciate Mr. Tartaglino and Baglioni’s confidence in Baldwin County and we know that this facility with proximity to a great workforce and a growing customer base will pay dividends to this company for years to come,” said President/CEO of the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance Lee Lawson.