08 Sep Cullman’s REHAU Holds Ribbon Cutting and Announces New Project on the Same Day
REHAU recently held its ribbon cutting for a $115 million plant expansion that has added 250 additional jobs to its automotive parts production facility. The company now has more than 700 employees in the Cullman, Alabama facility encompassing more than 750,000 square feet. Ms. Peggy Smith, Director of the Cullman Economic Development Agency led the program in the REHAU facilities and featured remarks from Congressman Robert Aderholt, Alabama Department of Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield and several members of the REHAU management team from Cullman and from their locations in Germany. A key supplier to Mercedes Benz in Vance, Alabama, REHAU will now be supplying parts for the new C-class in addition to the M-class SUV.
In addition to the ribbon cutting ceremony, company officials and state and local leaders broke ground on a new R&D Center that will be built on property adjacent to the existing manufacturing plant. REHAU’s new Alabama Technical Center is the company’s first research and development facility outside of Germany and will serve as the training and conferencing center for its business divisions in the United States. The $2.5 million, 20,000 square foot technical center will employ an additional 140 people including an estimated 45 engineering positions.