TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Canada-based Epsilon Industries, a manufacturer of modular construction systems, plans to open a production facility in Tuscaloosa through a project that will create 180 jobs, according to the Tuscaloosa County Economic Development Authority (TCEDA).
TCEDA announced Thursday that Epsilon will invest around $3 million to establish a manufacturing facility in an existing building in the Tuscaloosa County Airport Industrial Park to produce pre-fabricated modular utility systems. Production is scheduled to begin in May.
“We are excited to be a part of the Tuscaloosa community,” said Chris Wiederick, president of Epsilon Industries. “We will be hosting many of our top clientele at our facility, and we feel that Tuscaloosa offers a convenient location with direct access to the airport, as well as a welcoming and entertaining environment.”
Wiederick said the location provides access to a strong labor pool from Tuscaloosa and surrounding counties. Epsilon will hire for numerous positions that include boilermakers, pipefitters, pipe welders, structural welders, electricians, mechanical and electrical engineers, and general laborers.