On March 13th, Top MöllerTech executives joined state and local leaders for its grand opening at the new 150,000-square-foot facility in the Woodstock community’s Scott G. Davis Industrial Park.
For MöllerTech, the new plant will serve as its flagship U.S. manufacturing facility, joining production locations in Elberton, Georgia, and Shelby Township, Michigan.
The new plant will produce interior parts for the next-generation of SUV’s produced at Mercedes-Benz’s Alabama assembly plant.
MollerTech invested $46.3 million to open the facility which will have 222 workers.
On April 27th, SMP employees and members of the Tuscaloosa community gathered at the plant to mark its official grand opening, although it has been operational for over a year.
The Cottondale plant marks SMP’s first plant in Alabama, where it will make bumpers, roof spoilers, running boards, claddings and interior car door panels for companies like Mercedes-Benz U.S. International.
Governer Ivey had great things to say about SMP and its impact. “This is an exciting moment for SMP, and a great day for Alabama and Tuscaloosa. SMP is an industry leader with a global manufacturing footprint, and the growing workforce at its new Alabama location will help the company reach new levels of excellence.”