Ashland, AL—Wellborn Cabinet Inc. announced a $15 million expansion project that will ultimately create over 200 jobs at the company’s Ashland, AL facility.
Wellborn, a family-owned maker of kitchen and bath cabinets, said the project expands its manufacturing capabilities with the addition of a planer mill and a paint facility. Altogether, the project adds four buildings to its Ashland complex, growing its total size to 2.2 million square feet.
“With the help of our local, state, and federal officials along with our local schools, we’ve been blessed with the ability to have this expansion and have the opportunity to add these jobs to our economy,” says Paul Wellborn, CEO and president. “I thank God for all the people who’ve played a part in growing our American-made product. We are especially thankful for all of our dedicated employees who have help make all of this possible.”
The project includes healthcare and daycare facilities for Wellborn’s workforce in Clay County, which today exceeds 1,300 people. It is the largest industrial employer in the county.
“Wellborn Cabinet makes high-quality, in-demand products right here in Alabama, and it’s exciting to see the company expand its presence in its hometown of Ashland,” says Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, who visited Wellborn for a groundbreaking on August 26. “These growth plans will not only enhance production capabilities but also add new jobs and enhance benefits for workers. This investment shows why Wellborn is a first-rate employer in Clay County.”
Wellborn’s expansion project was outlined at the event, with state officials, company leaders and local representatives present at the Ashland plant.
“Since its founding in Ashland 60 years ago, Wellborn Cabinet has grown to become a central pillar in Clay County’s economy,” says Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. “The company’s expansion project will serve to boost its footprint in its hometown while delivering a significant economic impact for the entire region.”
“The City Council and I are very appreciative of the growth that the Wellborn family and employees have made possible through their continued success,” says Mayor Larry Fetner. “Their business helps our local economy and they’re always more than willing to do their civic duty in helping our schools, churches, and other organizations.”
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