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Home-grown Company Expands to Support National Market

Source: TCEDA Bulletin

Summary: Coral Industries is proposing to expand its Tuscaloosa operations to increase production capacity and expand its product line in the framed and frameless shower door industry. The investment is expected to contribute to a significant increase in annual sales, which will enhance its market position. Coral will invest approximately $5.4 million in new equipment. The project will not result in new direct jobs immediately, but jobs impacted by the new product line will convert to higher skill jobs at a higher wage rate. Coral Industries was established in 1976 with its headquarters in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. In 2018, Coral was acquired by Oldcastle Building Envelope, which is a U.S. subsidiary of CRH plc, one of the top five international building products companies. Coral currently employs more than 400 people at two facilities in Tuscaloosa County. Prior to the Oldcastle purchase, Coral had grown to become the largest independent manufacturer of quality bath enclosures in a sector that includes almost 150 national and regional competitors.