AL: Morganton Pressure Vessels Opens New 70 Jobs Facility in Bay Minette
27 May, 2016
The Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance announced Morganton Pressure Vessels has established a new manufacturing facility in Bay Minette, creating 30 local employment opportunities initially and an expected 70 at full production. Morganton Pressure Vessels is the North American subset of parent company Baglioni Group SPA, a compressed-air systems manufacturing group based in Novara, Italy with 11 locations and 800 employees worldwide across Europe, North America and China.
The company will invest an initial $1.5 million in the new Bay Minette facility, located on the former Citation Aluminum site. “Our new Bay Minette facility is ideal logistically. The area helps support our standards in quality and competitiveness, and the proximity to the market is a main point for our business success,” said Franco Tartaglino, president and CEO of Baglioni Group SPA. “Bay Minette is a key location for at least three of our divisions, and is close to SPV and petrochemical industry customers, as well to main sea ports.”
Baglioni Group is active in the production of four major product divisions, including vessels, special pressure equipment, cryogenics, and oil and gas. Its products are certified to meet all pressure-containing vessel regulatory standards, both domestic and international. The new Morganton Pressure Vessels Bay Minette facility will produce standard and customized pressure vessels that will serve North American consumers in the compressed air and oil and gas industries.
“The City of Bay Minette is very excited to welcome Morganton Pressure Vessels to our community. They are an excellent company that produces a high-quality product, and brings well-paying job opportunities for our citizens,” said Bay Minette Mayor Robert Wills. “The city is dedicated to attracting, developing and expanding good industry in Bay Minette, and the availability of good jobs right here at home is the lifeblood for progress.”
“Morganton Pressure Vessels and its parent company Baglioni Group choosing Bay Minette for their next North American facility shows that Bay Minette and Baldwin County are great places for foreign direct investment,” said president and CEO of the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance Lee Lawson. “We appreciate Mr. Tartaglino and Baglioni’s confidence in Baldwin County and we know that this facility with proximity to a great workforce and a growing customer base will pay dividends to this company for years to come.”
About Baglioni Group SPA
Baglioni Group SPA is a compressed-air systems manufacturing group based in Novara, Italy with over 47 years of experience and 11 facilities worldwide. The company manufactures carbon and stainless steel pressure equipment for the compressed air, air-treatment and filtering, cryogenics and oil and gas markets. As the parent company of Air Com, CSC, Coinox, SIAP, Morganton and EURE, Baglioni has facilities in Europe, North America and China. To learn more, visit www.baglionispa.com/en/homepage.
The Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance, based in Robertsdale, Alabama, is a partnership of local public and private professionals, leaders, and officials dedicated to providing opportunities for businesses and improving the county’s economy. The BCEDA focuses on business development endeavors that will ultimately create jobs, generate capital investment, and increase the quality of life within the community. The BCEDA is funded and supported by the county government, 14 municipalities, five Chambers of Commerce, eight Industrial Development Boards, and more than 100 privately owned businesses. For more information, visit www.baldwineda.com.