Fort Worth, Texas: Conner Industries, Inc., a leading provider of lumber, industrial wood crates & pallets, and packaging solutions, announced today that it will open a new manufacturing facility in Montgomery, Alabama on November 1, 2019. The expansion into the Alabama market marks the third new facility added to Conner’s manufacturing network in the last nine months, including the new plant opened in Clarksville, Tennessee in March 2019, and the acquisition of RoseMill Packaging in July 2019, which enabled expansion into a broader range of packaging services utilizing wood, corrugate, plastic, and foam.
“This new location aligns Conner services well with the needs of our customers,” says David Dixon, CEO of Conner Industries. “Strategic locations, like Montgomery, allow us to remain at the forefront of our industry, and continue to provide the right industrial wood and packaging solutions that our current and prospective partners can truly rely on.”
The new 87,000 square foot manufacturing plant will be one of the largest full-service facilities operated by Conner, and it is expected to integrate many of the new packaging capabilities gained by the RoseMill acquisition. The facility will be comprised of both indoor and outdoor areas designated for product storage, a large assembly area, state-of-the-art equipment, loading dock, and will have easy access to the I-65 Corridor. Conner expects to employ over 100 people at the Montgomery plant within the next year, and is planning a two-day Job Fair in mid-October to begin manning the facility.
Conner continues to execute its strategic plan of expanding more deeply into the industrial packaging industry, while enjoying accelerated growth in its core lumber business, leveraging its existing manufacturing facilities, and entering new geographic markets and industries not currently serviced today. Following the opening of the Montgomery, Alabama facility, Conner will have 13 plants in ten states, with about 800,000 square feet of manufacturing space and employing more than 850 employees.
“The opening of a new plant in Alabama is an exciting strategic development for Conner,” Dixon added. “We look forward to meeting the growing needs of the Montgomery market and introducing additional jobs into the local economy. It’s a great location and we’re pleased to become part of that community.”
About Conner Industries Inc.: Conner Industries is a leading provider of industrial wood and packaging solutions in the United States, and is backed by several private equity firms. They specialize in supplying cut lumber (softwoods, hardwoods, and panel products) needed for pallets, crates, and skid parts, as well as fully assembled custom pallets, crates, and industrial containers. With educated and knowledgeable sales people, subject matter experts, an experienced design team, and packaging engineers on staff, Conner serves customers nationwide from 13 plant locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. Headquartered in Fort Worth, TX, Conner offers industrial wood and packaging solutions you can count on. Learn more at www.ConnerIndustries.com.