Frontier Spinning Mills plant in Wetumpka
Frontier Spinning Mills is planning a $6 million expansion of its Wetumpka plant, according to a news release from the Alabama Department of Commerce.
The expansion will add 18 jobs and warehouse space, as well as new fiber preparation and open-end spinning equipment at its plant which currently employs 120. The expansion should be completed by August.
Frontier has operated in Elmore County since 2001.
Robin Perkins, the company's CEO, recognized the support of the Elmore County Economic Development Authority.
"The Wetumpka Plant has a history of excellence in quality, safety, productivity, and cost," Perkins said in a statement. "This project provides stability and growth for this operation, Elmore County and Frontier."
Frontier is one of the world's largest producers of 100 percent cotton and cotton-blend yarns.
Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield said the expansion shows Frontier "has great confidence in its Alabama workforce and in the partnership we have developed with the company at a state and local level."
"Frontier is an industry leader in open-end spinning technology, and this new investment will enhance productivity at the Elmore County facility and position it for the future," Canfield said.