PELL CITY -- Company officials with Preformed Windings Inc. announced Wednesday that the company will locate a new manufacturing facility, its first in the United States, in Pell City.
“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,” said Frank Barrett, CEO of Parson Peebles Group. “Mayor (Bill) 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.”
The new plant will manufacture HV coils for the North American market, and will employ up to 85 people.
“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,” Gov. 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.”
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.
“The city of Pell City is honored to have been selected by Preformed Windings for their first U.S. manufacturing facility,” Pruitt said. “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.”
Preformed Windings serves a global client base from a wide range of industries, including power generation, water, transport and shipping.
“St. Clair County always welcomes new investment and quality jobs to our community,” said St. Clair County Commission Chairman Paul Manning. “We were happy to work with both Gov. 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.”
Preformed Windings has approximately 50 years of experience in delivering coils for high-voltage motors and generators as well as armature coils for traction motors.
People interested in applying for a job at Preformed Windings should visit, www.aidt.edu/jobs/.