A building

Motion Industries, Inc., a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts, and a provider of industrial technology solutions, held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its planned shop facility in Irondale, Alabama. In attendance were Randy Breaux, Motion president, and Joe Limbaugh, Motion senior vice president of Distribution, Inventory, and Operations Support; along with Irondale’s mayor and representatives from the Birmingham Business Alliance,

The socially distanced event was held to officially kick off the first stages of construction, which is underway. When completed, the $11.2 million 104,000 square-foot building will house Motion’s area fluid power shop, hose and rubber shop, and engineering department. Along with the advantage of operational streamlining and efficiencies, the building and the shops within will feature world-class processes, equipment, and safety advantages. 

Capabilities will include fluid power component repair and fabrication, power unit fabrication, machining, hose kitting and assembly, and engineering design. The structure’s design was planned under the new Motion industrial design and décor standards, according to Limbaugh.