South Alabama expansions will bring 239 jobs and nearly $98M in investment

Chart Industries, Superior Air Parts in Mobile County are growing

iA rendering of Superior Air Parts’ planned new facility in Creola.

Two South Alabama companies – Theodore’s Chart Industries and Creola’s Superior Air Parts – have announced expansions. It will mean a total of 239 new jobs and $98 million in investment in the area.

Georgia-based Chart Industries will open a second site in Theodore to increase production and capacity. The project will mean a nearly $74 million capital investment and will create 59 new jobs.

Chart manufactures cryogenic containers for the defense and space industries.

“We appreciate Chart’s continued confidence in the Mobile area by expanding its operations in Theodore,” said Mobile Chamber President and CEO Bradley Byrne. “Expansions like this are made possible by support from Partners for Growth investors and Team Mobile.”

Superior Air Parts, which makes FAA-approved replacement parts for aircraft engines, will expand its operation in Mobile County with a $24 million capital investment and 180 jobs.

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The Creola plant will expand manufacturing, and that’s where the company will relocate its headquarters.

“We are absolutely thrilled that Superior Air Parts recognizes Mobile County’s strength in the aviation industry,” said Mobile Chamber President & CEO Bradley Byrne. “This is a significant investment that will bring many high-quality jobs to our community across a wide range of professions.”

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