Incubator now home to growing business

Published 1:17 am Friday, November 10, 2017

Covington County Economic Development Commission President Rick Clifton said recently that the incubator is in use once again.

Clifton said that Cooper’s Welding and Fabrication, which employs about 24 or 25 people, is using the space behind the CCEDC and has moved into other places in the office. CCEDC’s offices are at the entrance to South Alabama Regional Airport.

This is the second location for the business.

Clifton said he received a call from the owner Greg Cooper and they had the space for the company to utilize.

“They have worked with Shaw and some with other local businesses,” Clifton said. “They need bigger space.”

Other projects include Clark Theatres’ façade railing, CDG office handrails, The Big Shirt at the Chamber of Commerce, and they are currently working on fabricating the new façade for Delta Lighting.

Additionally, they have a crew in Corry Station, NAS Pensacola, Fla., and have just completed major railing for Geneva High School.

Clifton said CCEDC was glad to have them and that the space is designed to help smaller businesses get on their feet and grow.

The company was founded in 2012, when they started with three employees. They provide welding and fabrication services with rapid turnaround throughout Alabama and Florida. They now employ 24.

Their services include:

  • Machining: boring and milling, precision lathe, large and small capacity;
  • Material handling: steel and aluminum, carbon steel, stainless steel and sheet metal;
  • Markets served: Agriculture, military, automotive, industrial and commercial manufacturing, and building and construction.

They also have unlimited ability of handling large and heavy-duty components and offer custom-welded fabricated service which includes MIG, TIG and stick and more.

For more info, call 222-1630.