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Motion Industries Breaks Ground For New Facility in Alabama

Motion Industries When completed, the $11.2 million 104,000 square-foot building will house Motion's area fluid power shop, hose and rubber shop, and engineering department.

Jan. 7, 2021 - Motion Industries, Inc. held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its planned shop facility in Irondale, Alabama. The address is 2721 5th Avenue South.

In attendance were Randy Breaux, Motion President, and Joe Limbaugh, Motion SVP Distribution, Inventory, and Operations Support; along with Irondale's mayor and representatives from the Birmingham Business Alliance, Brasfield Gorrie, and Graham Co.

The socially distanced event was held to officially kick off the first stages of construction, already underway.

"The main reason for the investment is to strengthen our position and provide the best customer service possible, as our customer base and our company grow," said Mr. Breaux. "We're looking forward to the positive impact this operation will have - for our customers, our employees, and our community."

When completed, the $11.2 million 104,000 square-foot building will house Motion's area fluid power shop, hose and rubber shop, and engineering department. Along with the advantage of operational streamlining and efficiencies, the building and the shops within will feature world-class processes, equipment, and safety advantages. Capabilities will include fluid power component repair and fabrication, power unit fabrication, machining, hose kitting and assembly, and engineering design.

Announced in October 2020, the project is estimated to complete in the third quarter 2021 and will create 15 new jobs while retaining 13.

With annual sales of $6.0 billion, Motion Industries is a leading industrial distributor of bearings, mechanical power transmission products, electrical and industrial automation components, hydraulic and industrial hose, hydraulic and pneumatic components, industrial and safety products, as well as material handling products and solutions. To learn more, visit: www.MotionIndustries.com.

SOURCE: Motion Industries, Inc.