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Chart Industries Expands Mobile, Alabama, Operations and Workforce

Chart Industries, a leading maker of equipment used in the clean energy and industrial gas markets, is planning a $2.5 million expansion project that will create 94 jobs at its facility in Mobile, Alabama.

According to the Mobile Chamber, the project is expected to more than double the manufacturing capacity of hydrogen transport trailers at the Mobile County site and introduce the capability of producing hydrogen bulk storage tanks. The facility will also retain 41 jobs.

Hydrogen is widely used today in petroleum refining, technology and fertilizer production while it is taking on a greater role with fuel cells for distribution centers, for companies like Walmart and Amazon.

“The Mobile community is a great place for us to expand our business in part due to the accessibility of the Port of Mobile but more importantly, the highly-skilled talent that we are eager to add to the Chart family,” Chart CEO and President Jill Evanko said.

In October 2020, Chart purchased the hydrogen trailer and cryogenic trailer business of Worthington Industries, which operated the Theodore site. Chart’s new investment will improve the existing facility, construct a new building and purchase needed equipment.

“Chart is another example of a company that sees value in our area workforce and the community’s logistical assets that include the Port of Mobile,” said David Rodgers, the Mobile Area Chamber’s vice president of economic development. “Our manufacturing sector continues to grow and prosper in our community.”

Chart is a publicly traded company based in Ball Ground, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta. It was named one of Fortune’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies in 2020, and it has customers on six continents. The Theodore, Mobile County, location is its only site in Alabama.

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