Plant expansion in works for Douglas

By |  January 17, 2023


Douglas Manufacturing has a $2 million expansion planned over the next two years that involves new technology and a larger plant in Pell City, Alabama.

According to Douglas, part of its investment will be in CNC equipment and automation. The company expects its plant to increase by about 15,000 sq. ft. and that 20 new jobs will be created.

Douglas also plans to add a second shift once the expansion is completed, positioning the company to more than double the production capacity of key components so it can keep up with demand for pulleys, lagging, idlers, magnetics, impact beds and take-ups.

“The significant new investment Douglas is making to expand its Pell City manufacturing plant illustrates our strong commitment to the conveyor industry, to Alabama and our local community,” says Paul Ross, president of Douglas. “We would like to thank St. Clair County, the city of Pell City and the St. Clair County EDC for their support in helping to make this new investment possible.”

Douglas, which manufactures conveyor components and engineers conveying solutions, was established in 1978.

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