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Douglas Manufacturing Expands St. Clair County, Alabama, Operations

Conveyor component manufacturer Douglas Manufacturing Co. plans to expand operations in Pell City, Alabama. The approximately $11.7 million project is expected to create 50 jobs in St. Clair County over the next two years.

The investment will include the construction of a new 50,000-square-foot idler facility at the company’s existing site at Industrial Park Drive. Production is scheduled to begin in early 2025.

“This project is not only an investment in our company, but also in our community. We are proud to be part of the economic growth and development of Pell City, St. Clair County and Alabama,” said Paul Ross, president and CEO of Douglas Manufacturing.

The State of Alabama is supporting the project through incentives under the Alabama Jobs Act, while Pell City is upgrading Industrial Park Drive and extending tax abatements to the company. In addition, AIDT, the state’s primary workforce development agency, will provide services as part of the project.

“We’re pleased that Douglas Manufacturing has chosen to expand its operation in Pell City and add 50 new jobs to its workforce,” Commerce Secretary Ellen McNair noted. “It always sends a strong statement when companies decide to re-invest in Alabama because it means they’re finding success here.”

Douglas Manufacturing Co., Inc. is a member of Rulmeca Group, a global supplier of rollers/idlers, pulleys and motorized pulleys. Douglas has a portfolio of components and engineered systems for bulk material handling conveyors including pulleys, idlers, impact beds, take-ups and magnetic separators. The company currently operates facilities in Pell City, Dallas, Texas and Rockford, Illinois.

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