A $15 million Wellborn Cabinet Inc. expansion should create about 200 new jobs at the company’s Ashland facility.
Gov. Kay Ivey announced the expansion, along with leaders of the family-owned maker of kitchen and bath cabinets. The Clay County facility will add a planer mill and paint facility, adding four buildings to the Ashland complex and growing by 2.2 million square feet.
“Wellborn Cabinet makes high-quality, in-demand products right here in Alabama, and it’s exciting to see the company expand its presence in its hometown of Ashland,” Ivey said. “These growth plans will not only enhance production capabilities but also add new jobs and enhance benefits for workers. This investment shows why Wellborn is a first-rate employer in Clay County.”
The expansion announced this week includes health care and daycare facilities for Wellborn’s workforce in Clay County, which exceeds 1,300.
“With the help of our local, state and federal officials along with our local schools, we’ve been blessed with the ability to have this expansion and have the opportunity to add these jobs to our economy,” said Paul Wellborn, the company’s CEO and president. “I thank God for all the people who’ve played a part in growing our American-made product. We are especially thankful for all of our dedicated employees who have helped make all of this possible.”
Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce, called Wellborn “a central pillar in Clay County’s economy.”
“The company’s expansion project will serve to boost its footprint in its hometown while delivering a significant economic impact for the entire region,” he said.