Author: Tom Wisemiller

O’Neal Manufacturing Services Opening New Steel Fabrication Plant in Fayette

Area Development, July 27, 2022:

O’Neal Manufacturing Services plans to invest $5.5 million to open a 130,000-square-foot steel fabrication facility in Fayette, Alabama. The $5.5 million project is expected to create 70 jobs within three years.

The new facility, located in an existing building, will feature robotic and manual welding stations, a beam-cutting line, wet paint booth, press brakes, plasma cutting, and saw cutting capabilities to support medium- to heavy-gauge steel fabrication.

“We are thrilled to have acquired the facility, and we are even more excited to have the skilled workers that were available in Fayette. People have always been our most valuable asset,” OMS President and CEO Kent Brown said. “In this time of unprecedented low unemployment and worker shortages across the country, good people have become even more valuable.

Read more at Area Development.

SHOWA Announces New Chief Commerce Officer

SHOWA Group recently announced that William “Billy” Emerson Harris has been appointed Chief Commerce Officer.

From the July 6, 2022 press release: “This position, which is new for the company, will serve to bolster the recent onshore manufacturing investment SHOWA is making in Fayette, AL.”

“The former CEO of Sri Trang USA, Inc. will use his 30 years of experience in onshore and offshore manufacturing to solidify the impact of the SHOWA, Fayette, Alabama facility. Which, once fully expanded, will produce an output of 3.0 billion gloves per year.”


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