Company officials with Preformed Windings, Inc. announced Feb.6 that the company will locate a new manufacturing facility, its first in the United States, in Pell City, Alabama.
The new location will be dedicated to manufacturing high voltage coils for the North American market, and will employ up to 85 people. Preformed Windings, a subsidiary of Scottish based Parsons Peebles Group, are global manufacturing experts and the world’s leading supplier of preformed coils, associated products and services.
Frank Barrett, CEO of Parson Peebles Group, stated, “We believe Pell City’s close proximity to our growing markets, and the community’s can-do approach in supporting our location efforts made this an easy decision. Mayor Pruitt and his team were very responsive to our needs and supportive the entire time. We appreciate their assistance and expertise in helping us locate here.”
“Alabama has become a prime destination for leading companies from around the world, and I’m pleased to see Preformed Windings establish its first U.S. manufacturing facility in St. Clair County with 85 new jobs,” Governor Kay Ivey said. “I’m confident that the company will discover that our state offers a first-class workforce, a pro-business environment and other advantages that will make Alabama a sweet home for this new venture.”
“St. Clair County always welcomes new investment and quality jobs to our community. We were happy to work with both Governor Ivey and Mayor Pruitt’s teams and we welcome Preformed Winding to our community. This company has incredible leadership and growth potential and their investment opens doors for new opportunities for our citizens,” said Chairman Paul Manning, St. Clair County Commission.
“The City of Pell City is honored to have been selected by Preformed Winding for their first US manufacturing facility. We have always worked successfully with our state and county partners in economic development. Our community’s focus is always to encourage and support new investment in Pell City. Specifically, we believe small to medium sized companies with high growth potential and strong leadership are a perfect fit. We are excited to welcome Preformed Windings to Pell City.” said Bill Pruitt, Mayor of Pell City.
Preformed Windings has approximately 50 years’ experience in delivering high quality coils for high voltage motors and generators as well as armature coils for traction motors. They serve a global client base from a wide range of industries, including power generation, water, transport and shipping.
For more information visit www.preformed.co.uk