Two new industries have announced plans to locate plants in the Mallard Fox West Industrial Park in Trinity, and are expected to bring about 78 new jobs to the area, the Lawrence County Industrial Development Board announced Thursday.

CCI Manufacturing USA Corp, a Tier-1 automotive supplier, based out of Japan, will produce automotive fluids, such as brake fluid and engine coolant, and will bring approximately 28 new employees to the location, IDB President and CEO Tabitha Pace said.

The company said it is investing $21.5 million to build a new rail-served facility in Lawrence County.

“We are excited to welcome CCI to Lawrence County, Alabama as the county’s first automotive supplier,” Pace said. “Our team has worked extremely hard in the past year to make this project a reality, and we look forward to working with CCI in the future to ensure their success in our county.”

CCI Vice President Dan Aloia said the company is looking forward to serving its customers with high-quality products from its new North Alabama location and said his company is dedicated to the local community and economy of Lawrence County.

Gov. Kay Ivey said CCI’s decision to invest in the Trinity facility would spark economic growth in the area.

“I’m certain that CCI will discover that Alabama offers the kind of business environment that allows companies to grow and thrive,” she said.

In the board’s regular meeting Thursday, Pace and board members approved tax abatements of all state and local non-educational property taxes and sale and use taxes on construction-related purchases for CCI.

The board also approved amended tax abatements for an existing industry in Mallard Fox West, Nucor Tubular, to build an additional facility, estimated to cost $6.5 million. Pace said the second company locating in the area, Progressive Pipe Fabricators, will be housed in the new 82,000-square-foot building.

She said the new industry is investing $1.8 million in equipment and will also be granted abatements on all state and local non-educational property taxes for ten years, and sale and use taxes on construction-related purchases. 

Progressive Pipe, a division of Shambaugh & Son, L.P., which is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc., out of Fort Wayne, Indiana, will offer custom fire protection services, including fire sprinkler systems, and will service the southern United States, the company reported.

The company estimates it will create about 50 jobs for the area and plans to be fully operational by July 1. 

“Our state-of-the-art fabrication facility will be a tightly controlled environment, which will help us produce an even higher quality product and more efficient processes,” Shambaugh’s COO Rob Vincent said in a statement.

The two new companies will join Nucor Tubular and Jack Daniels Cooperage, which are already located in Mallard Fox West.

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