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HWI to Host Job Fair April 26 for Alabama One

Apr 07, 2022 / Alabama1, Press Releases

New, state-of-the-art plant is hiring for a range of manufacturing, technical, and additional support positions 

FAIRFIELD, AL — April 7, 2022 — HarbisonWalker International (HWI), the largest supplier of refractory products and services in North America, will host a Career Fair at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, 2300 Woodcrest Place, Birmingham, Alabama, 35209, on April 26, 2022, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Approximately 50 people will be hired for roles in a team-based environment at HWI’s new plant in Fairfield. The company is investing $25 million to convert its closed property at 2595 Ensley-Pleasant Grove Road, into Alabama One (AL1) – a manufacturing, service, and distribution hub for steel customers in the southern United States. The 200,000 sq. ft. facility is expected to open before the end of 2022.

At the April 26 Career Fair, HWI will conduct job screenings and on-site interviews for numerous highly trained technicians and staff positions ranging from electricians, maintenance technicians, mechanical production technicians, along with additional support and supervisory roles. Several jobs will have transferrable skills, such as welders, electricians, and mechanics. HWI will provide training as needed.

“We are thrilled to offer high-quality, lifelong career opportunities along with skills training at our new, advanced manufacturing facility in Fairfield. With more than 150 years of industry leadership, we are a stable, essential business that is vital to all other manufacturing. HWI provides market-leading competitive compensation and benefits from a successful, inclusive company that values employees as its most important asset,” said Oliver Brooks, Senior Director of Operations, HarbisonWalker International. “Our AL1 facility is pioneering the future of our industry, so it’s an exciting time to become part of the HWI family.”

AL1 will become one of HWI’s most technologically advanced and modernized facilities and contribute to HWI’s environmental and sustainability goals through energy-efficient operations. It will feature a high degree of robotics automation and technology and utilize lean techniques throughout its processes. HWI is committed to environmental sustainability and working toward carbon-neutral operations.

HWI is proud to offer challenging and rewarding careers with market-leading compensation and competitive benefits and wellness programs, professional and personal growth, work-life balance, and the chance to work with exceptional coworkers. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, HWI is committed to a diverse workforce. To learn more about HWI, visit

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About HWI, A member of Calderys

HWI is the largest supplier of refractory products and services in the United States, with a history that spans more than 150 years. It is part of Calderys and is the brand for the Americas region of the Group. HWI counts 25 manufacturing sites and 20 distribution centers in the Americas, as well as the largest refractory industry research facility in North America. Serving virtually every major industry that requires refractory solutions to enhance production and protect assets, HWI is consistently recognized for its talented experts, industry firsts, and intensely driven excellence.

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