Birmingham, Alabama-based Motion Industries Inc. held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its planned shop facility in nearby Irondale, Alabama. The company, which is a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Genuine Parts Co., describes itself as a distributor of maintenance, repair and operations replacement parts and systems.
When completed, the $11.2 million 104,000 square-foot building will house a fluid power shop, hose and rubber shop, and engineering department. The building and the workshops within will feature what Motion calls “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. The structure’s design was planned under the new Motion industrial design and décor standards, according to Joe Limbaugh, the company’s senior vice president of distribution, inventory and operations support.
“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,” says Randy Breaux, Motion Industries’ president. “We’re looking forward to the positive impact this operation will have – for our customers, our employees and our community.”
Announced in October 2020, the project is estimated to be completed in the third quarter of 2021 and will create 15 new jobs while retaining 13, says the firm.