Timewell Drainage Products to Open Plastic Pipe Manufacturing Facility in Selma, Alabama
Timewell Drainage Products is expanding again, taking steps to open a plastic pipe manufacturing facility in the southern United States. They have purchased a building at 2 Industrial Parkway in Selma, Alabama for the new operation. The 40,000 square-foot building sits on 20 acres in the Craig Industrial Park.
“Market consolidation in the past 5 years has resulted in very limited options for HDPE pipe in the South,” said Darren Wagner, Timewell president. “We are setting up another manufacturing facility in Selma to better serve our growing agriculture and storm water customer base in that region.”
Timewell, headquartered in Timewell, Illinois, is a manufacturer of plastic drainage pipe for agriculture subsurface drainage systems and storm water removal and containment. The Selma facility will become the sixth manufacturing location for Timewell.
Facility renovations and equipment additions will be necessary before manufacturing begins. Timewell manufactures 3” – 15” single wall pipe and 4” – 48” MaXflo dual wall corrugated HDPE tubing products.
This is the second major expansion for Timewell in less than two years. Timewell acquired Midwest Plastic Products in September 2016 including two manufacturing facilities in Jefferson, Wisconsin and Plainfield, Iowa and additional molding capabilities. The company is expecting additional growth over the next several years.
“Despite ups and downs in public and private construction and the agriculture industry, Timewell has experienced consistent growth over the last several years,” said Wagner. “We are well positioned to continue serving our well-established markets and add production capabilities in emerging regions.”
Timewell worked with the Selma & Dallas County Economic Development Authority, Alabama Department of Commerce, Alabama Department of Revenue and Alabama AIDT to locate the new facility. The space has quick access to major highways and Timewell will be working with AIDT to develop a local workforce training and hiring program.
“This facility offered the central location, ideal building layout, large lot and available workforce we were searching for in the region,” Wagner said. “We are looking forward to becoming part of the Selma and Dallas County community.”