MacLean expanding Alabama operations

MacLean Power Systems announced a $5.3 million investment to upgrade equipment and the 67,000 sq. ft. foundry in Alabaster, Alabama. The current foundry employs 90 and sits on 22 acres.

In a news release, the company said the the investment will "bring advanced aluminum mold making and mold handling operations to the foundry, which now offers aluminum casting and fiberglass products finishing and assembly." Development will begin in the middle of 2019, and production is expected in the first quarter of next year.

“Our vision for the modern foundry is to provide a state-of-the-art, clean, safe and world-class sand-casting operation. There is a growing demand for aluminum casting to support grid hardening and power infrastructure repairs," president Jim Tanner said. "Our new foundry will help us increase output to meet the demand for products produced in Alabama. The MPS goal is to provide meaningful and rewarding careers for all employees. We’re confident that our investments in advanced technologies will help us attract and keep the best employees.”