New service center represents multimillion dollar investment in the local economy
Facility expands the company’s geographical reach and creates well-paying employment opportunities
ELBA, Alabama – Sunbelt Solomon Services (“Sunbelt Solomon” or “SSS”), a leading provider of customized and sustainable electrical power solutions and services, today announced plans to open a service center in Elba, Alabama that will offer electrical transformer repair and recycling, field services and equipment rental operations. Sunbelt Solomon will invest over $5 million to launch the facility, which will generate new employment opportunities, providing an economic boost to the Southeast Alabama community.
“At Sunbelt Solomon, we strive to help our customers achieve their sustainability goals within the electrical space. Elba is the first greenfield facility we’ve built in several years, affirming our strategy of getting closer to our customer base and developing the human capital wherever we operate. SSS is excited to provide new, well-paying jobs and career paths to the Elba community while continuing the growth and expansion of our business,” said Gus Cedeño, CEO of Sunbelt Solomon. “We are committed to providing an excellent customer experience. Expanding our footprint in Alabama helps increase our ability to provide fast and dependable services to our valued customers.”
With opportunities spanning from $18/hr. to $37/hr., the average salary range for roles offered at Sunbelt Solomon’s new facility will be 45% higher than the annual salary range for manufacturing roles in Coffee County, as reported by the Alabama Department of Labor. Sunbelt Solomon offers a competitive suite of benefits to its employees, including health care coverage, annual incentive compensation and opportunities for advancement.
Forecasted to open with over 50 employees, the new business will be located at 2450 Industrial Blvd. A recruitment event will be hosted in the coming weeks for community members to learn about the career opportunities offered and hiring process. The facility will officially open its doors for business in June.
Cedeño went on to say “We’re doubling down in the state of Alabama right now. In addition to our green field build in Elba, we just acquired Holland Industrial Services in Bay Minette. These two substantial investments in Alabama we trust are clear signs to our customer service commitment in the southeast for our utility, renewable, oil & gas, commercial, and industrial customers.”
“Growing companies like Sunbelt Solomon are discovering that Alabama offers abundant opportunities that will help them expand the scope of their operations,” said Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. “I look forward to seeing Sunbelt Solomon put down roots in Elba and watching the operation thrive.”
About Sunbelt Solomon
With over 100 years of experience, Sunbelt Solomon is widely recognized as a sustainability leader in the electrical segment for its technical expertise, speed of service and standard of care within commercial, industrial, and utility markets. The company provides rental, repair, and field services to complement the supply of remanufactured and new electrical power and distribution equipment, including transformers and switchgear. Sunbelt Solomon boasts unparalleled scale, breadth of services, and a consistent track record of dependability among cooperative, investor-owned, and municipal utility customers, plus a diverse presence across many renewable energy, oil & gas, commercial, and industrial verticals.