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Company to build $13.3M plant in Alabama, hire 90

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A company that specializes in aluminum roll covers for pickup trucks is building its first U.S. plant in Alabama.

Mountain Top Industries, based in Denmark, said it plans to bring a $13.3 million, 73,000 square-foot (6782 square-meter) manufacturing facility to Montgomery and create about 90 jobs, reported. The company said it will start production at the end of 2020 or in early 2021 and will supply North American markets.

Besides design and production facilities in Denmark, Mountain Top also has locations in Australia and Thailand.

“We know that pickup truck owners, as an extension of their DNA, expect high-performance, quality products to suit the style and durable nature of their vehicles,” Timothy Bruce, plant manager of Mountain Top’s Montgomery facility, said. “Our covers are built to withstand the toughest scrutiny and keep performing even in the harshest environments.”

Montgomery County Commission Chairman Elton Dean said the company will supply Hyundai Motor Manufacturing for its new Santa Cruz pickup. The manufacturing process for the Santa Cruz, a compact SUV, will begin in 2021.

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