BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Construction on Motion Industries Inc.'s new facility has been set in motion.
Motion held a groundbreaking ceremony Jan. 6 at the site of its planned shop facility in Irondale, Ala. The event marked the first stages of construction, already underway.
When completed, the $11.2 million 104,000 sq.-ft. building will house Motion's area fluid power shop, hose and rubber shop and engineering department. Motion is a distributor of maintenance, repair and operation replacement parts and a provider of industrial technology solutions.
Building capabilities will include fluid power component repair and fabrication, power unit fabrication, machining, hose kitting and assembly and engineering design.
The project, which was detailed in October 2020, is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2021. It will create 15 new jobs while retaining 13, the company said.
"The main reason for the investment is to strengthen our position and provide the best customer service possible, as our customer base and our company grow," Motion president Randy Breaux said in a statement. "We're looking forward to the positive impact this operation will have—for our customers, our employees and our community.
Breaux attended the event with Joe Limbaugh, Motion's SVP of Distribution, Inventory, and Operations Support. Also in attendance were Irondale's mayor and representatives from the Birmingham Business Alliance, Brasfield Gorrie, and Graham Co.