From Meg Lewis
Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce
State and local leaders commemorate Mountain Top’s First North American Plant
Montgomery, Ala. – September 16, 2020 – Today, Mountain Top Industries officially announced their expansion into the U.S. market with the opening of a 73,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Montgomery. Mountain Top Industries is headquartered in Denmark and is a global leader in manufacturing of aluminum roll covers for pickup trucks. The new state-of-the-art facility, located along I-85 in Montgomery Industrial Park at 655 Industrial Park Boulevard, will include $13.3M in capital investment and will support 90 full time jobs with an annual payroll of $3.39M. Honored guests who participated in the event included Montgomery County Commission Chairman Elton Dean, Montgomery Mayor Steven L. Reed and Chairman of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100, Russ Tyner.
“On behalf of Mountain Top Industries, we are very excited to announce the opening of our 73,000 square-foot facility in Montgomery,” said Henrik Petersen, Mountain Top’s Chief Executive Officer. “Mountain Top is a leading global manufacturer of aluminum roll covers designed and branded specifically for our automotive OEM pickup truck customers. We are incredibly grateful for the amount of support we have received from both state and local officials in making this project a reality and will work hard on making it a success for our valued customers, employees, suppliers and local community. “
“We know that pickup truck owners, as an extension of their DNA, expect high-performance, quality products to suit the style and durable nature of their vehicles,” said Timothy Bruce, Plant Manager of Mountain Top’s Montgomery facility. “Our covers are built to withstand the toughest scrutiny and keep performing even in the harshest environments.”
“Many years ago, the Montgomery County Commission made a big commitment to the economic development of the county by investing in this 300-acre park. With the assistance of the Chamber, and Nim Frazer with Industrial Partners, this park is an economic driver for the area,” says Elton Dean, Montgomery County Commission Chairman. “We are honored to add Mountain Top to the great companies located in this beautiful park. Not only will Mountain Top be providing new well-paying jobs, they will supply Hyundai Motor Manufacturing for the exciting new Santa Cruz pickup program.”
“Mountain Top has 40 years of experience in the automotive industry and the new Montgomery facility will be an addition to existing production facilities in Europe and Asia. We are very honored that we have been selected as Mountain Top’s first North American plant,” says Montgomery Mayor L. Steven Reed. “We are sure this will be the first of many OEM customers in North America. We understand that the Montgomery plant is a big commitment by Mountain Top and we stand ready to support them in every way.”
“The Chamber is so proud to expand the number of international companies locating here in Montgomery,” says Arthur DuCote, Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman. “To have a leading global manufacturer choose our community for their first ever North American facility speaks volumes about what Montgomery has to offer. We are excited to welcome Mountain Top to Montgomery and make them part of our growing community.”
To learn more about the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, visit www.montgomerychamber.com.
ABOUT MOUNTAIN TOP INDUSTRIES
With 40 years of experience in the automotive industry and many long-lasting OEM relationships, we have been on a long and interesting journey to get to where we are today. Among the things that we’ve learned, is that there are no shortcuts in this business. Quality takes an investment in time and people. We share the same mindset as our customers – both our OEM partners and our passionate users: we’re always exploring; finding better ways, pioneering new paths and seeking fresh horizons. We all experience the same sense of accomplishment when exploration leads to new discoveries. Designed in Denmark, where form and function are part of our DNA, and built with the highest quality components – our products can be trusted to do their job, wherever they’re used and whatever the elements dish out. Learn more about Mountain Top at www.mountaintop.dk.