ThyssenKrupp Hiring as Negotiations on Sale Continue

ThyssenKrupp Hiring as Negotiations on Sale Continue

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ThyssenKrupp has been trying to sell part of its steel plant for the last year and a half, and according to a Japanese newspaper, a deal worth nearly 2 billion dollars has been reached.

But, the Director of Communications for TK says there have not been any official announcements on any deal and negotiations on the sale of its Steel Americas Division are still in the works.

"Moved here for the sole purpose of supporting the ThyssenKrupp plant." said Chris Dean.

Dean provides electrical services to the plant. He says a sale isn't worrisome, especially since the plant is currently advertising the need to hire 200 positions.

"I think with the amount of money they've got invested in the construction of this mill, I don't think they are going to be willing to let that go. And we've heard rumors that the production is going to be ramping up to further supply the automobile industry and then also there's other industries that are looking at the steel process here in the state of Alabama to start using that steel as well," said Dean, Manager of Mayer Electric.

He says business for him has been up and down, but he's hoping for a turnaround next year. Still signs of economic growth continue in the area. Businesses like McDonald's, and an ABC Store have come to the area, along with the construction of a new shopping plaza.

Joe Milam says his manufacturing company has seen positive results thanks to Thyssenkrupp.

"Every time there is an addition or expansion within the industrial plants or even if there is a new plant being built from scratch, we see a substantial increase of opportunities to promote our products," he said.

An optimistic outlook despite future changes to the number one employer in the area.

"For ThyssenKrupp and Outokumpu to move in this area and give the folks in this market a place to go to work, and a way to make a living has been very impactful," said Dean.

ThyssenKrupp is now hiring 200 positions in operations, mechanical and electrical maintenance, and skilled steel processing. For a look at the positions, click here.

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