Alabaster company expanding, adding 150 jobs

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – A power utility supplies manufacturing company in southern Alabaster is preparing to undergo a significant expansion project, bringing many new jobs to the city, Alabaster leaders announced during a May 20 City Council meeting.

During the meeting, council members voted unanimously to waive city permit fees and review costs at the request of the MacLean Power Systems company off Shelby County 87 near the Shelby County Airport as it prepares to undergo a $10 million addition project to keep up with demand.

The expansion likely will bring about 150 new jobs to the city, according to the company.

MacLean Power Systems manufactures products for utilities for building electricity transmission and distribution lines and substations, and its products include automatic splices and bolted connectors, surge arrestors, guy and foundation anchors, pole line hardware, aluminum and ductile clamps, fiberglass brackets, cross arms, guy strain insulators, steel fabrications, porcelain and polymer fuse cutouts, grounding equipment, formed wires, aluminum mounts, enclosures and pads, vibration control products and more.

The company markets and sells its products in the United States, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Africa and Europe.

MacLean Power Systems is a subsidiary of the MacLean-Fogg company, which is headquartered in Mundelein, Illinois.

“Thank you for your continued investment in the city of Alabaster,” Council President Scott Brakefield told representatives from the company present at the meeting.