Governor Ivey announces plans for Sunbelt Solomon Services $5 million facility, boosting economic stimulus in the Coffee Region.

MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey announced today that Sunbelt Solomon Services, one of the world’s largest suppliers of commercial and industrial electrical distribution equipment, plans to open a plant in Coffee County to repair and remanufacture electrical transformers.

Sunbelt Solomon will invest more than $5 million in the Elba facility and create 50 jobs initially, with more as operations expand.

“Sunbelt Solomon is a welcome addition to Alabama’s dynamic business community.” said Governor Ivey. “The company made an excellent choice in locating this new operation in Coffee County, and I know the hardworking people of Elba will help make it a long-term success. This is just another reminder that Sweet Home Alabama is a top state for business.”

As part of the project, Kansas-based Sunbelt Solomon will base its operations in an existing building at 2450 Industrial Boulevard in Elba, where it will house manufacturing equipment and add office space. The facility will officially open its doors for business in June.

“Elba is the first Greenfield we have built in several years, reaffirming our strategy of getting closer to our customer base while developing human capital wherever we operate.” said CEO Gus Cedeno. “Sunbelt Solomon is excited to provide new, well-paying jobs and career paths to the Elba community while continuing to grow and expand our business.”

“We are committed to an excellent customer experience, and expanding our footprint in Alabama brings us closer to our valued customers, increasing our ability to provide fast and reliable service.” cedeno: has added.

With opportunities ranging from $18 to $37 an hour, the average salary range for roles offered at the new Sunbelt Solomon facility will be 45% higher than the annual salary range for manufacturing roles in Coffee County, according to the Alabama Department of Labor. Sunbelt Solomon offers its employees a competitive benefits package, including health coverage, annual incentive compensation and advancement opportunities.

The company’s growth project is expected to provide an economic boost to Elba, a Southeast Alabama city of about 3,500.

“Growing companies like Sunbelt Solomon are finding that Alabama offers an abundance of opportunities to help them expand their reach.” said Alabama Department of Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield. “I look forward to seeing Sunbelt Solomon put down roots in Elba and watching this operation grow.”

Sunbelt Solomon specializes in providing sustainable energy solutions for the utility, data center, renewable energy, oil and gas and mining industries. The company was established in 2019 after the merger of Solomon Corp. and Sunbelt Transformer.

Wiregrass Economic Development Corp. Executive Director Jesse Quillen says the Sunbelt Solomon investment project will have a big impact on the Coffee County community.

“The new jobs, new capital investment and new energy provided by Sunbelt Solomon are all incredibly important and attractive to the citizens of Elba. But I think the most important and welcome feature that Sunbelt Solomon brings to Elba is its tremendous corporate culture that is on display throughout. process”, said Quillen. “Sunbelt Solomon’s corporate culture will be a perfect fit in Elba.”

Elba Mayor Tom Maddox praised the nearby city of Enterprise for its support of the project. Sunbelt Solomon will temporarily house its new work in the Enterprise Incubator while the Elba facility is being prepared.

“On behalf of the citizens of Elba, we are pleased to have a new corporate citizen at Sunbelt Solomon.” Maddox said. “The jobs and investment that will be provided bring great energy and excitement to our community. I would also like to thank the Wiregrass Economic Development Corp. for the short-term use of the business incubator while the Elba site is being renovated.”

In addition to its plans for the Elba facility, Sunbelt Solomon recently acquired Holland Industrial Services in Bay Minette, Alabama. The company specializes in preventive maintenance, testing, sales and repair of industrial and commercial electrical distribution equipment.

“Now we’re doubling down on Alabama.” Cedeno said. “These two significant investments in Alabama, which we trust, are clear signs of our commitment to serving our customers in the Southeast for our utility, renewable, oil and gas, commercial and industrial customers.”