Samuel Associated Tube Group has announced plans to invest $29 million to build a new manufacturing facility in Jefferson County. The company, which manufactures small-diameter, electric-resistance-welded and fabricated carbon steel tubing, will build a new, 284,000-square-foot facility at 300 Fleming Road in Birmingham that is expected to be fully operational before the end of 2020.
“We’ve been growing steadily over the past several years, and due to our growth have been looking for the right location to expand our business operations,” said Vice President and General Manager Kristen Hudak.
The Samuel Associated Tube Group-Birmingham currently employs 190 and has been in Jefferson County since 1973. It is a subsidiary of Samuel, Son & Co., a family-owned and operated network of metal manufacturing, processing and distribution divisions based in Canada.
“Samuel Associated Tube Group’s expansion will have a significant impact on our local economy by creating approximately 50 new jobs, investing $29 million and repurposing a brownfield property — but I am particularly thankful that 190 skilled, hardworking employees will remain active in Jefferson County’s workforce,” said Jefferson County Commissioner Steve Ammons.
The company worked with the state, Alabama Department of Commerce, Jefferson County, the City of Fultondale, Alabama Power and the Birmingham Business Alliance on the project.
Samuel Associated Tube Group offers precision cutting and fabrication of components and welded assemblies. In addition, it offers both robotic MIG and manual welding. Its customer base spans power sports, lawn and garden, furniture, power transmission, automotive, agricultural markets and other industries.