AdvanTec Plans Robertsdale, Alabama, Marine Manufacturing Plant
22 March 2018
AdvanTec, a Canada-based leader in marine closure manufacturing, plans today to open a new 40,000-square-foot facility in Robertsdale, Alabama. The company plans to create 46 jobs in the Baldwin County region.
AdvanTec is the parent brand to AdvanTec Marine and AdvanTec Industrial. AdvanTec Marine specializes in design, engineering and manufacturing of specialty marine application closures and cranes, while AdvanTec Industrial creates products for commercial and industrial applications throughout the world.
AdvanTec’s industries range from clean tech, mining and construction to oil and gas, petrochemical and power utilities.
“As the first of our plants in this region, this location will allow us to better serve our clients in the greater Gulf of Mexico and Southeastern United States, as well as access a skilled labor market with deep experience in marine metal manufacturing,” said Andrew Mund, operations director for AdvanTec in Robertsdale.
The Alabama location adds to the Vancouver-based company’s operating footprint. AdvanTec operates manufacturing facilities in Langley, Maple Rocket and Chilliwick, all in British Columbia; Calgary, Alberta; and Gold Beach, Oregon. It has sales facilities in British Columbia and Washington.
“The City of Robertsdale welcomes the arrival of AdvanTec to our Industrial Park, this is a great opportunity for all,” Robertsdale Mayor Charles Murphy said. “We will assist and provide AdvanTec with a presence in the Gulf of Mexico, so their business unit can grow and prosper, provide meaningful employment to those in our area, and create benefit for our community.”
"AdvanTec’s announcement is another example of growth in Baldwin County, which continues to attract international investment and create new jobs. Baldwin has ranked high in analyses of incoming business investment and workforce talent attraction," said Lee Lawson, President & CEO of the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance.