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HarbisonWalker to invest $25 million to restart Alabama plant with 50 workers

FAIRFIELD, Alabama — Pennsylvania-based HarbisonWalker International announced plans today to invest $25 million to convert its closed property near Birmingham into “Alabama One,” an advanced refractories manufacturing hub for steelmakers in the Southeast.

Construction on the AL 1 facility in Fairfield during the first quarter of 2022, and the 200,000-square-foot facility at 2595 Ensley-Pleasant Grove Road is expected to open before the end of the year.

“After considering several location options, we are pleased to become part of the Fairfield-Birmingham business community in Jefferson County and bring jobs to the region,” said Carol Jackson, chairman and CEO of Pittsburgh-based HarbisonWalker.

“The location is ideal for delivering refractory products and high-value services to our customers’ growing steel operations in the Southern U.S.,” Jackson added.

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