What’s in Store for Right to Work Alabama’s Economy?

Companies continue to choose Alabama as a result of its Right to Work laws. Some of the most recent Right to Work Alabama investments are coming from companies such as GP Cellulose, O’Neal Manufacturing, Premier Tech, and Kratos Defense & Security. Read on in order to learn more!

GP Cellulose:

GP Cellulose is investing $80 million in order to expand its manufacturing in Right to Work Monroeville, Alabama.

“This investment will enable GP Cellulose to address the increasing fluff pulp needs of our customers worldwide. […] The completion of this project will add capability and flexibility to our system to meet a wider range of needs and position us to grow with our customers.”

Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, GP Cellulose operates state-of-the-art pulp mills in the southeastern United States and has sales offices strategically located in Switzerland, the United States, Uruguay, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The company offers a full range of product options from high-end graphic packaging to cellulose fluff pulp to bulk bins. Trusted brands include Golden Isles fluff and Golden Isles CO.


O’Neal Manufacturing:

O’Neal Manufacturing Services is investing $5.5 million in order to add a new location in Right to Work Fayette, Alabama. This will also create 70 new jobs!

“O’Neal Manufacturing Services’ investment will bring advanced capabilities to its new fabrication facility in Fayette. […] This is a positive development for the community not only in terms of job creation but also for growth potential in the future. We are grateful to the City of Fayette, Fayette County, our state, and the Economic Development Alliance for working diligently alongside us to make this new location a reality.”

“We are excited and grateful that O’Neal Manufacturing Services has chosen Fayette for this investment. OMS is an outstanding company and employer, with a strong track record of partnering with local communities.”


Premier Tech:

Premier Tech is establishing US headquarters in Right to Work Montgomery, Alabama with a $33 million investment. This will also create 180 new jobs!

“The design of our new facility will allow an increase in production capacity that will sustain our future growth. It will also allow us to better serve the American market. […] Team members will have a world-class manufacturing environment and this new construction will become the cornerstone of equipment manufacturing and customer solutions in the United States.” […]

“We are so honored that Premier Tech has expanded since selecting Montgomery as one of their homes in 28 countries all over the world.”


Kratos Defense & Security:

Kratos Defense & Security is expanding soon in Right to Work Birmingham, Alabama with an $8.6 million investment, creating 76 new jobs!

“We appreciate the support that Kratos has received from the State of Alabama and the Birmingham local government. […] Training grants and other key incentives allow us to accelerate our capabilities expansion and enhance the already impressive workforce at Kratos SRE. The Birmingham advanced concepts business unit is a key enabler to expanding Kratos’ leadership in hypersonics and other technology areas.” […]

“Over many decades, the talented workforce in the Southern Research Engineering Division has made many important contributions to the nation’s space program and critical national defense programs. […] I look forward to seeing the Birmingham Kratos SRE business unit continue their record of amazing accomplishments as Kratos makes investments in advanced concepts and expands their technical capabilities.” […]

“Our team enjoyed working with Southern Research and the project team to help Kratos establish and scale their operations here.”


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