With the automobile industry recently choosing Alabama and the Southeast as home base for their manufacturing plants, W. S. Newell & Sons, Inc. has had the opportunity to serve as site contractor to several parts facilities that manufacture components for the nearby auto plants. Some of the facilities are: Mobis, Mando, Daeki, Hanil, Halla and Seohan Auto USA.
The Distribution Centers for Wal-Mart and Jo-Ann Stores, both located in Opelika, were constructed by Newell. The Wal-Mart site was 130 acres with more than 1.3 million cubic yards of mass grading. The Jo-Ann Stores site and 700,000 square foot building pad was prepared by Newell. UPS Distribution Center in North Montgomery County was another project performed by Newell.
The company has performed work for Vulcan’s Notasulga Quarry and Walter Energy’s Jim Walter Resources. Newell executed the site grading package for Blue Creek Energy Site #1, which consists of new portals and access to the Blue Creek coal seam.
Newell carried out the grading and striping operations for Suwannee American Cement Co. in Brandon, Florida and Junction City Mining in Talbotton, Georgia. At the Junction City Mining facility, Newell also performed the site work for the new crusher site and railroad.
Recently, W. S. Newell & Sons, Inc. performed the site work for Pharmavite, a 300,000 square foot facility in Opelika.