Shape Corp. opens second manufacturing facility in Tanner

The facility will accommodate more than 100 new jobs

On hand to cut the ribbon at the opening of Shape Corp.’s second Alabama facility were (from left): Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, Limestone County Commission Chairman Collin Daly, Shape Corp. CEO Mark White, Alabama Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Angela Till and other local dignitaries.

Shape Corp., a tier 1 automotive supplier, has opened its second facility in Alabama in Tanner, a $74 million investment.  With the new location, the company is expected to create more than 100 new jobs over the coming year.

The new 202,306-square-foot location in Southpoint Industrial Park will produce lightweight aluminum and steel crash management and structural components for automobiles. In addition to aluminum and steel welding, the facility will introduce roll-forming capabilities.

Shape Corp.’s existing facility in Athens will continue to specialize in plastic injection molding.

“This new facility represents our ongoing commitment to innovation and excellence in the automotive industry,” said Mark White, president and CEO of Shape Corp. “By expanding our operations in Alabama, we are not only increasing our production capacity but also investing in the local community through job creation and economic growth.”

Collin Day, Limestone County Commission chairman, said, “For 50 years, Shape Corp. has been at the forefront of innovation in the automotive industry, and their decision to open a second site in Limestone County is a testament to their team’s hard work and dedication. This $74 million investment over the next five years is not just a commitment to a new site and equipment; it’s a commitment to the future of our community.”

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Headquartered in Grand Haven, Michigan, the company employs 4,200 people across 14 manufacturing plants and five tech centers worldwide.

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