According to Governor Robert Bentley’s office, Huntsville-based Brown Precision Inc. will open a new $7 million manufacturing facility in Atmore. The new facility will create more than 100 new jobs.
Brown Precision, which was founded in 1964, performs precision machining for the aerospace and medical industries. The family owned company manufactures complex components for aircraft and helicopters, and also, artificial human joints, according to the Governor’s Office.
Workers at the new facility in Atmore will be involved in CNC-based manufacturing, custom fabrication, and component coating.
“Aerospace is Alabama’s second fastest growing industry sector and a key target in my Accelerate Alabama economic development strategy,” said Governor Bentley in a press release. He added, “rural communities are important to me, and I am honored to know the hard-working men and women in Atmore will soon have an opportunity to compete for more than 100 skilled well-paying jobs.”
Brown Precision expects to make an initial investment at the Atmore facility of $7 million, with possible plans to expand.
They held a ceremony today in Atmore, where Brown Precision become the first industrial tenant at the new Rivercane Industrial Park, which is located at the intersection of Interstate 65 and Highway 21.
“We believe southwest Alabama and the Coastal Gateway region is positioned extremely well as a point of growth for the aerospace industry, and we wanted to be on the leading edge of that. We look forward to putting down roots that will hold for many years to come,” said the company’s co-CEO and COO Dan Brown.
“This is an important day for Atmore, our citizens and our business community,” said Atmore Mayor Jim Staff.
The State of Alabama along with the Department of Commerce and the state workforce development agency (AIDT), supported the Brown Precision project. The project also received support from the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.
At this time, Brown Precision is not currently a supplier to the Mobile-based Airbus plant, but Airbus is always open to new companies in Alabama.
“Airbus is happy to welcome any aerospace jobs to Alabama,” said Kristi Tucker, a spokesperson for Airbus.