Germany’s Miele, which manufactures appliances, will open its first U.S. production facility in Opelika.
“We are excited to announce the arrival of Miele to our vibrant community. We are committed to fostering innovation, creating high-quality jobs and contributing to the economic growth of our community,” Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller said. “Together, we look forward to a future filled with shared success and lasting positive impact.”
The facility will create 150 jobs in year one, ultimately creating several hundred new jobs, the company said.
“Miele is one the world’s most iconic brands, and we’re thrilled to have this great company select Alabama as the home for its first U.S. manufacturing facility,” Gov. Kay Ivey said. “Miele is a wonderful addition to our state’s business community, and I look forward to the day when its new Opelika facility is turning out first-class ‘Made in USA’ appliances coming from Alabama.”
Miele will occupy an existing facility in Opelika, creating 150 jobs by 2026. In Phase II, the company plans to build a facility, creating more jobs by 2030.
“Overall, Opelika offers the best conditions for a successful start for our new plant, including the long-term perspective for further expansion stages,” said Uwe Brunkhorst, senior vice president Business Unit Cooking for Miele. “We would like to express our gratitude to the city of Opelika and the state of Alabama for their outstanding support during this selection process and we look forward to further cooperation.”