Huntsville company adding $7 million facility in Atmore

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Aug 4, 2016, 1:45pm CDT

A Huntsville-based company providing precision machining for the aerospace and medical industries this week announced plans to open a new $7 million facility in Atmore.

Brown Precision will operate the facility, set to be built at the Rivercane Industrial Park off I-65. The plant will offer CNC-based manufacturing, custom fabrication and component coating services.

“We think the Atmore area is a great fit for what we do at Brown Precision Inc., and we look forward to being part of the community,” said Dan Brown, the company’s co-CEO and chief operating officer. “We believe southwest Alabama and the Coastal Gateway region is positioned extremely well as a point of growth for the aerospace industry, and we wanted to be on the leading edge of that.

Brown Precision has several notable customers with a presence in Alabama, including GE Aviation, GKN Aerospace, Bell, PPG Aerospace, and Smith & Nephew.

The company plans to employ more than 100 workers at the plant.

“Aerospace is Alabama’s second fastest growing industry sector and a key target in my Accelerate Alabama economic development strategy,” Gov. Robert Bentleysaid in a statement. “I’m committed to helping companies like Brown Precision expand in Alabama and strengthen their aerospace business."

Brown Precision joins a growing list of companies to position themselves near Airbus' facility in Mobile. Panasonic Avionics in June announced plans to open an office in Mobile and UTC Aerospace in May announced the addition of more than 200 jobs in Foley.

Tim Steere is the digital producer at the Birmingham Business Journal. Click here to follow him on Twitter