Motion, a distributor of maintenance, repair and operation replacement parts and a provider of industrial technology solutions, held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its planned shop facility in Irondale, Alabama. In attendance were Randy Breaux, Motion president, and Joe Limbaugh, Motion SVP of distribution, inventory and operations support, along with Irondale’s mayor and representatives from the Birmingham Business Alliance, Brasfield Gorrie, and Graham Co. The socially distanced event was held to officially kick off the first stages of construction already underway.
Announced in October 2020, the project is estimated to be complete in the third quarter 2021 and will create 15 new jobs while retaining 13. When completed, the $11.2 million 104,000-square-foot building will house Motion’s area fluid power shop, hose and rubber shop, and engineering department. Along with the advantage of operational streamlining and efficiencies, the building and the shops within will feature world-class processes, equipment and safety advantages. Capabilities will include fluid power component repair and fabrication, power unit fabrication, machining, hose kitting and assembly, and engineering design.