March 6, 2013
M/K Completes Rebuild of Alabama Facility Leveled by Tornado
Marmon/Keystone Corp. has completed a 105,000-square-foot service center in Alabama. The new facility, located at 105 Goodrich Drive, 10 miles northeast of downtown Birmingham, was rebuilt after the previous building was destroyed by a tornado in January 2012.
With the opening, all of the company’s operations have been relocated back to Goodrich Drive from a temporary site on Pinson Valley Parkway. The company says the transition was completed without interruption to sales, service or delivery.
The office and warehouse facility features five overhead cranes, three new Amada high-speed band saws and a new DoALL miter saw. These fully automated saws will increase productivity and offer expanded cutting capabilities up to 26-inch OD. The building also includes a steel-reinforced concrete storm shelter.
“We are extremely grateful to all of our suppliers and customers. They have been very supportive over the past year,” says Mike Gregory, Birmingham branch manager. “The assistance we received from our fellow Marmon/Keystone team members, especially those at the Atlanta, Houston and Charlotte locations, enabled us to continue providing the superior customer service we are known for at Marmon/Keystone.”
Marmon/Keystone’s Birmingham location serves customers in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and the majority of Kentucky and Tennessee. Its major markets include agriculture, automotive, fabrication and heavy equipment.