Golden Dragon Copper USA, Inc. plans to add up to 40 jobs at its West Alabama facility in the Thomasville/West Wilcox Industrial Park. The worldwide supplier of precision copper products established its first manufacturing facility in the United States in Wilcox County in 2014.
“We are fortunate to have both a high quality, loyal customer base and skilled, committed employees in the United States,” said GD Copper USA President Shunde Dong. “Our Thomasville/Wilcox County facility allows GD Copper to provide its high quality copper products directly to the U.S. market. We are proud of our American team of workers and the products they are producing. We also value the assistance of, and strong working relationship with, the local community and its leadership.”
GD Copper’s $100 million copper manufacturing facility currently employs 300 people. The company will continue to work with Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT) for workforce development. The 500,000-square-foot facility and campus is located on Alabama Highway 5 in Wilcox County and is 97 miles from the Port of Mobile.
“Alabama is excited that GD Copper has reached the 300-job mark at their facility and proud that they have decided to expand by adding an additional 40 jobs,” said Governor Robert Bentley. “As always, Alabama is ready and eager to partner with GD Copper and all Alabama companies as we continue to work together to bring quality jobs to the Thomasville-West Wilcox County Region.”
Wilcox County Industrial Development Authority Executive Director George Alford further emphasized the collaborative effort that led to GD Copper choosing to locate in West Alabama, and the company’s continued success and expansion. “This announcement confirms GD Copper’s commitment to our area and demonstrates the importance of working together,” he said. “Continuing and strengthening Wilcox County’s partnership with GD Copper and Thomasville will produce additional announcements in the future.”
GD Copper is an application center for the most modern copper tube mill in the world. The company employs state-of-the-art cast and roll technology, processing methodology, and equipment. The processing equipment has a closed loop recirculating system, and its industry leading water treatment center produces negligible water discharge in any form. The plant has the capacity to process more than 100 million pounds of copper per year. It uses advanced proprietary continuous casting technologies capable of producing 100% NDT (non-destructive testing) certified products.
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