Huntsville manufacturer plans 100-job Atmore plant; drawn by coastal aerospace growth

By Lawrence Specker-  on August 04, 2016 at 11:02 AM, updated August 05, 2016 at 9:58 AM

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley announced Thursday that a new manufacturing facility will bring more than 100 jobs to Atmore.
According to information provided by the governor's office, Brown Precision Inc. will spend $7 million to open the plant. Brown Precision describes itself as a Huntsville-based company that serves the medical and aerospace industries, providing services that include engineering, precision machining and custom fabrication.
According to information from the governor's office, the company's Atmore operation in the Rivercane Industrial Park off I-65 will offer jobs in "activities such as CNC-based manufacturing, custom fabrication and component coating."
"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 president, who will move to Atmore to oversee the new plant. "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. We look forward to putting down roots that will hold for many years to come."
Greg Brown the co-CEO and chief financial officer for Brown Precision, said the company, "is excited to be part of the growing aerospace market in southwest Alabama, and for the partnerships we've already formed in the area."
Bentley touted aerospace development as "a key target in my Accelerate Alabama economic development strategy" and also said he was pleased by developments that benefit rural communities. "I am honored to know the hard-working men and women in Atmore will soon have an opportunity to compete for more than 100 skilled well-paying jobs," he said in a statement released by his office.
"We believe our region is going to benefit greatly over the years from the presence of Airbus and the expansion of the aerospace industry in general," said John Johnson, executive director of the Coastal Gateway Economic Development Alliance, which acted as project manager.
Note: Based on information provided by the governor's office, this story originally stated that Greg Brown would move to Atmore to direct the new facility. Based on information provided by Brown, it has been corrected to state that Dan Brown is the company executive moving to Atmore.