We have groundbreaking news, literally 😊
Bridgewater Interiors is expanding its Oxford, Alabama plant!! We recently held the groundbreaking ceremony for this expansion, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2023!
It was wonderful to come together to celebrate this milestone and to remember our late founder Ron Hall Senior’s dream of having a plant in Alabama. During the ceremony, our current President and CEO, Ronald E. Hall shared this about his father: “I remember what a big deal this was for my dad and what a dream it was to be able to come to this region and demonstrate that the success that he and his team had begun to have in Michigan could, in fact, be replicated and exceeded, I would say, in many ways, here in the South East.”
Our Oxford plant first opened in 2003, and currently employs more than 350 people. With this upcoming expansion, we’re excited to create 35 new jobs and more positive impact in the greater community where we reside!
WATCH NEWS STORY ABOUT GROUNDBREAKING EVENT
Our team members are very excited about this milestone! Here are a few comments from them:
“This expansion allows Bridgewater to continue growing while establishing an infrastructure to meet customer demand.”-Kelvin Wright, plant manager at BWI’s Oxford facility
“After 18 years of successful operations in Calhoun County, Bridgewater Interiors is very pleased to embark on this next phase of growth and enhancement of our manufacturing footprint. We highly value our relationship with the Calhoun County EDC, and their support and collaboration on this project is instrumental in allowing us to bring good-paying jobs and economic opportunities to the region.”- John R. Cloud, CFO for Bridgewater Interiors, LLC
We will like to give a special thank you to our incredible team members, WBRC for the coverage of this event, as well as the Calhoun County Economic Development Corp, Oxford Mayor Alton Craft, and the entire The City of Oxford, Alabama! We truly look forward to all that is to come!
Click below to watch the video about this historic event and scroll down further to see fun photos from the groundbreaking ceremony of our 40,000-square-foot expansion! This historic event was full of Oxford, Alabama leaders, elected officials, and members of the Bridgewater team who collectively celebrated the ceremonial start.
*Big thank you to Brantley Bargerhuff/City of Oxford for some of these photos!