Tyler Union expands with $24M Alabama facility

Tyler Union, part of the McWane Inc. family of companies, broke ground on the expansion of its melting and molding operation. The new $24 million investment will add 54,000 sq.ft. to its existing footprint in Anniston, Alabama.

An experienced manufacturer of ductile iron fittings, joint restraints, and valve boxes in the waterworks industry, Tyler Union is growing to meet the increased market demand for American-manufactured materials for federally assisted infrastructure projects. The added equipment will enable the facility to cast large-diameter fittings and valves in-house, expand machining capabilities, and increase total capacity while reducing lead times.  

The increased output will mean the creation of 15–25 jobs at the facility, which currently employs more than 500. Construction on the expansion will take approximately one year, with projected completion in summer 2024.

“With this latest investment, Tyler Union continues to be a proud supporter of growth in the Anniston community,” said Jon Pollard, Tyler Union’s vice president of operations. “We look forward to adding to our teams and supplying them with the space and equipment to increase production capacity and continue our industry-leading reputation as committed partners in our clients’ successes.”