Fort Mill, SC, May 30, 2019 — Jim Tanner, Group President, MacLean Power Systems (MPS), announced a $5.3M initial investment to upgrade equipment and the 67,000 sq. ft. foundry in Alabaster, Alabama, which currently sits on 22 acres and employs 90. The new foundry will yield additional jobs for the Shelby County community and will offer an improved environment for workers.
This investment will bring advanced aluminum mold making and mold handling operations to the foundry, which now offers aluminum casting and fiberglass products finishing and assembly. This effort will reduce dependence on overseas suppliers. With focus on continuous improvement, development will begin mid-2019 with production expected Q1 of 2020.
Mr. Tanner commented, “Our vision for the modern foundry is to provide a state-of-the-art, clean, safe and world-class sand-casting operation. There is a growing demand for aluminum casting to support grid hardening and power infrastructure repairs. Our new foundry will help us increase output to meet the demand for products produced in Alabama. The MPS goal is to provide meaningful and rewarding careers for all employees. We’re confident that our investments in advanced technologies will help us attract and keep the best employees.”