Prince Metal Stampings has occupied its new 70,000-square-foot automotive stampings plant in the Gadsden Airport Industrial Park.
Owned by The NARMCO Group in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, the plant will service both NARMCO’s existing and new customers in the Southeast. The total investment is in excess of $15,000,000. NARMCO expects to employ 80 people at full production.
Donald Rodzik, chief executive officer, said, “We have been looking for several years at various locations for our first large venture in the South. Both the financial and training package made available to us and the general open and ‘pro business’ climate here made us choose Alabama.”
“Furthermore, the strong representation for your community by the Gadsden/Etowah team – spearheaded by Mayor Steve Means and coordinated by Mike McCain, Executive Director of the Industrial Development Authority – placed Gadsden at the top of our list of sites in Alabama. We selected Gadsden over six other outstanding Alabama sites.”
John Rodzik, chief operating officer, added, “The strong work ethic of Etowah County’s citizens, the presence of the Bevill Technology Center, the long industrial history of the city and area, as well as the quality of life here were large positive factors in our selection process.”
“We feel welcome already here,” he said. “We are excited by this venture and genuinely look forward to being a part of and contributing to your business community for a long time.”