Kaishan Compressor breaks ground for expansion

$11 million expansion planned in Loxley, Baldwin County

A Kaishan USA industrial, oil-free rotary screw air compressor, introduced in fall 2023.

Kaishan Compressor USA, which makes industrial rotary screw air compressors in Loxley in Baldwin County, broke ground for an $11 million expansion yesterday.

The company broke ground for its initial plant in 2018. Since opening, it has more than doubled its workforce to 50-plus employees. With the expansion, it plans to add 50 more workers.

Kaishan Compressor USA CEO Keith Schumacher addressing the crowd at the groundbreaking ceremony.

Kaishan Compressor USA CEO Keith Schumacher attributed the expansion to growth in the American compressor market.

Lee Lawson, president and CEO of the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance, praised plans to add 50 workers over the next five years, saying, “The BCEDA is proud to see Kaishan add 50 new jobs directly into Baldwin County. These jobs will pay more than 150% higher than the average county wage, adding approximately $4.2 million in new payroll for the community.”

Loxley Mayor Richard Teal said the city also is pleased at the prospect of added jobs.

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