Conveyor component manufacturer invests $11.7 million to expand production at Alabama facility

Feb. 22, 2024
The expansion will include the construction of a 50,000-square-foot idler plant, as well as improvements to increase the capacity of the company’s additional four product lines.

Douglas Manufacturing Co. has announced plans to expand its manufacturing plant in Pell City, Alabama. The company, which makes components for conveyors and is a member of the Rulmeca Group, will invest $11.7 million into the project, generating 50 new jobs at the same time. The expansion will include the construction of a 50,000-square-foot idler plant, as well as improvements to increase the capacity of the company’s additional four product lines. Construction is expected to being in 2025. The company will receive incentives under the Alabama Jobs Act, and Pell City is extending tax abatements to the company.

In a recent quote, Fabio Ghisalberti, executive vice president and managing director of Rulmeca, said, “This is a new great day for Rulmeca. When the acquisition of Douglas was announced last year on April 20, we declared that investments would have been realized in Pell City increasing manufacturing capacity and products lines — now just 10 months later we are proud to keep the promise celebrating this first significant step towards a brilliant future for Douglas.”



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