Metal Manufacturing

Alabama Metal Manufacturing

Forging a Brighter Future

Sometimes you have to go searching for resources, and sometimes you find the foundation for an industry is already laid beneath you.

Such was the case in 1800s Alabama when we discovered that the geologically anomalous central Alabama region was teeming with iron ore, coal and limestone—the three raw materials needed to manufacture steel. And just like that, Alabama’s metal manufacturing industry was born.

Now, our state is home to over 1,100 metal manufacturers both domestic and international, employing more than 50,000 of Alabama’s skilled workers—and still growing. If you’re looking for a place for your business, you know what they say: strike while the iron is hot.

Quick Facts

  • Home to 3 of the nation’s major pipemakers
  • $1.6 billion in exports in 2015
  • 1,100+ metal manufacturing companies
  • 50,000+ employed in the metals industry

Companies in Alabama

Here are a few of the Metal Manufacturing companies who have found a home—and found success—in Alabama.

  • ArcelorMittal
  • United States Steel
  • McWane Inc.
  • Lakeside Steel