Top 10 Largest Manufacturers in Jefferson County

Ranked by Number of Employees

American Cast Iron Pipe Co. makes ductile iron pipe, hydrants and valves and spiral-welded steel pipe at its Birmingham facility.

1,400—American Cast Iron Pipe Co.
ACIPCO, of Birmingham, was founded in 1905. The company makes ductile iron pipe, hydrants and valves and spiral-welded steel pipe.

970—U.S. Pipe and Foundry
U.S. Pipe, of Bessemer, was founded in 1899 and makes ductile iron products for water and wastewater systems.

950—Kamtek Inc.
Kamtek, of Birmingham, is an automotive metal stamping company that produces stamped parts for Mercedes-Benz and other automotive manufacturers.

800—Buffalo Rock Co.
Buffalo Rock, of Birmingham, is an independent Pepsi bottler and food products manufacturer, founded in 1901. It bottles a variety of products, including Grapico, Buffalo Rock Ginger Ale, Capri-Sun, Propel Enhanced Water, Muscle Milk, Amp, Sobe and others.

751—ABC Coke
ABC Coke, of Birmingham, produces foundry coke, serving customers in the automotive, construction, smelter, rock wool insulation and sugar industries. ABC Coke is the largest merchant producer of foundry coke in the United States and is a Drummond Co. Inc. subsidiary.

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700—U.S. Steel
U.S. Steel, of Fairfield, makes steel and flat-rolled finished products. Among its customers are the metal building components, automotive and appliance industries.

700—Motion Industries
Motion Industries, of Irondale, was founded in 1946 and became a subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co. in 1976. It provides wholesale distribution and MRO replacement parts throughout North America.

635—Altec Industries Inc.
Altec, of Birmingham, makes construction industry machinery. Founded in 1929, the company also provides products and services to the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care and lights and signs markets.

625—McWane Inc.
McWane produces ductile iron pipe for the water and wastewater systems. Located in Birmingham, McWane Inc. is part of the McWane Family of Companies, founded in 1921.

607—Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United Inc.
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United, of Birmingham, bottles Coke products and foods. Established in 1902, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United is the second largest privately held Coca-Cola bottler in North America and the fourth largest bottler of Coca-Cola products in the United States.

For a complete economic overview of Jefferson County, visit our spotlight in the October 2019 issue of Business Alabama.

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