Business Retention and Expansion
The Montgomery Chamber’s Existing Industry Program assists local companies with expansion plans and issues that affect the Montgomery area manufacturing and industrial community.
The Chamber fosters the health and future growth of the region’s industrial and manufacturing base by:
- Conducting a structured visitation program to quantify, measure and successfully meet the needs of Montgomery’s existing industry base. This includes participation of local and state elected officials or other appropriate volunteer leadership.
- Assisting with expansion plans by providing access to statutory incentives, site location infrastructure, utilities and employee selection and training.
- Connecting existing industries to available resources.
Contact Jessica Horsley at (334) 240-9428 or email@example.com for more information about the Existing Industry Program.
Success Starts Here
The Chamber's Success Starts Here Tour showcases the partnership between the Chamber, the City of Montgomery, Montgomery County Commission, the Industrial Development Board of the City of Montgomery and local media to celebrate the achievements of our existing manufacturing industries who have grown and expanded throughout the year and their contributions to the River Region.
Thank you to our manufacturing industries.
Established in 1946 by a group of Alabama farmers, ALFA Insurance is one of the top insurance agencies in the Southeast, holding more than 1 million policies in 11 states. With more than 900 employees at its Montgomery corporate headquarters alone, Alfa is one of the largest employers in the capital city.
Baptist Health operates three hospitals in the Montgomery area and is one of the largest private employers with more than 3,600 employees. It is a multi-award winning organization, most recently recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of the nation’s top 15 health systems. Baptist Health was the only health system in Alabama to receive this distinction.
Community Newspaper Holdings (CNHI)
Headquartered in Montgomery, Community Newspaper Holdings is a national publishing company that serves 150 communities in 24 states. CNHI is responsible for 80 daily newspapers, 47 non-daily newspapers and 286 specialty publications.
DAS North America
In 2013, automotive seat component supplier DAS North America chose to open its first North American manufacturing facility in Montgomery. At its 360,000-square-foot facility, DAS manufactures enough seat components to equip 1 million cars per year. To date, DAS has created 440 jobs and made an $86 million capital investment in Montgomery.
Located in five Southeastern states, Hancock Bank chose Montgomery to headquarter its Corporate and Operation Center.
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA)
In 2001, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing chose to open its only North American manufacturing plant in Montgomery. At this facility, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) produces the multi-award winning Sonata and Elantra. The J.D. Power 2014 Initial Quality Study named Elantra the top rated compact car. The Hyundai-Kia group topped rival automakers in the study as well. The Harbour Report recently recognized HMMA as the most efficient and productive OEM in North America. The Harbour Report has also named HMMA’s engine shop No. 1 every year since 2012 and its stamping shop No. 1 every year since 2010. HMMA and its suppliers had a $3.8 billion dollar economic impact on Alabama in 2010 alone. As Montgomery’s largest employer, HMMA has more than 3,100 employees. It produced nearly 400,000 vehicles in 2013.
Mims Management Group
Headquartered in Montgomery, Mims Management Group is a business development and management company whose brands include Institutional Pharmacy Solutions, Northeast Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Mims Property Management Group, Healthcare Strategic Resources, Cotton & Pine Creative, and Intelligenetics.
Known worldwide for quality and dependability, Rheem is a leader in the heating, cooling and water heating industry. Rheem develops, designs and manufactures water heating products at its water heating headquarters in Montgomery.
SABIC is an innovative plastics business unit of Saudi Basic Industries Corp. Located on a 6,300-acre site, it produces Lexan resin, a powder that can be made into plastic pellets for the automotive, construction and electronics industries. At its facility, SABIC makes 2 million to 3 million pounds of pellets every day, and its operations run 24/7. SABIC has invested more than $1 billion in the Montgomery economy.
With roots dating more than a century to American Sterilizer Co., STERIS is an industry leader in the medical supplies field. STERIS designs and manufactures surgical tables and other operating room essentials at its Montgomery facility.