Existing industries in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama are an integral part of today’s global market. Products made in Tuscaloosa are distributed throughout the world and support numerous product lines that are internationally-recognized. The diversity and success of our industrial base demonstrates the flexibility and stability of our business environment. Our manufacturing operations represent:

  • Corporate headquarters
  • International-based
  • Family-owned
  • Home-grown
  • Exporters
  • Industry leaders recognized for their outstanding performance and success
  • Various products including such industry sectors as automotive, residential construction products, chemical/pharmaceutical, software development, steel, fiberglass/aluminum screening, media specialists


Brose Tuscaloosa

  • Part of The Brose Group, a Germany-based international automotive company that provides products for more than 40 vehicle brands and leading seat producers
  • Tuscaloosa County facility manufacturers automotive interior door systems
  • Named the Outstanding 2007 Automotive Supplier in Alabama by the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association (AAMA)

Coral Industries

  • Corporate headquarters located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Nation’s largest independent manufacturer of quality bath enclosures
  • Products marketed in all 48 contiguous states and Canada
  • Operates CoraGlass, one of the largest glass fabricators in the Southeast, and Central Alabama Transport, a full service delivery fleet with Contract, Common, and Brokerage authority


  • Based in Nanterre, France
  • World’s #6 automotive equipment supplier with four key business groups: Automotive Seating, Emissions Control Technologies, Interior Systems and Automotive Exteriors
  • Faurecia Interior Systems is the world’s largest provider of vehicle interiors


Fitts Industries

  • Corporate headquarters located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Family-owned business founded in 1947
  • Manufacturer of quality stair parts
  • Largest stair parts exporter to Japan in the United States

Gaylord Chemical Company

  • World’s largest and oldest producer of Dimethyl Sulfide (DMS) and Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO).
  • Only manufacturer located in the Americas
  • State-of-the art production facility located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Hunt Refining Company

  • Privately held, family-owned, petroleum refining and marketing company headquartered in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Started operations in Tuscaloosa in 1946
  • A primary supplier of jet fuel to the U.S. Department of Defense in the region
  • Operates a 72,000 barrel per day full-conversion refinery in Tuscaloosa


  • A leading insurance software provider for the property and casualty insurance industry
  • Awarded a Novarica Average Customer Experience (ACE) Ranking of 94 (2010)
  • Named a leading vendor in the Property and Casualty Core Processing metacategory of Celent’s 2009 Insurance Software Deal Trends report

Mercedes-Benz U.S. International

  • First passenger vehicle assembly plant outside of Germany (1993)
  • Currently produces four (4) vehicles at the Tuscaloosa County plant: GLE SUV, GLS SUV, the C-Class, and the new GLE Coupe SUV.
  • Total annual production volume estimated at 300,000 units for 2015 and beyond
  • Each model built using a “just-in-time” manufacturing method
  • MBUSI is Alabama’s largest exporter with more than $1 billion in exports each year to countries throughout the world

Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa

  • Nucor Corporation is the largest steel producer in the United States and has over $6.2 billion in sales annually
  • Nucor is North America’s largest recycler
  • The original facility, operating as Tuscaloosa Steel, was the first steel plant erected in America in nearly 20 years with its decision to build a $75 million hot strip/plate mill facility in 1985
  • One of the first flat-rolled steel mill in the United States to receive Japanese Industrial Standard Certification
  • First U.S. steel mill to employ Steckel mill technology to produce high quality wide plate from coil

Phifer Incorporated

  • Headquartered in Tuscaloosa, Alabama since its establishment in 1952
  • Produces more than half the world’s aluminum insect screening and more than 60% of the world’s fiberglass insect screening
  • Has earned the prestigious Presidential “E” Award and the “E-Star” award for export excellence
  • Does business in all 50 U.S. states and 125 foreign countries


  • Corporate headquarters in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Was started in 1934 by Henry Pettus Randall Jr.
  • Randall-Reilly is a marketing services company with three divisions, Trucking, Recruiting, and Construction Media
  • Established Who’s Who Among Students In American Universities and Colleges, a prestigious recognition program that still thrives today
  • Company has evolved from an industry-based publisher to a data, media, and marketing services corporation

Smith’s Machine

  • Headquarters in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama since its establishment in 1974
  • One of the most advanced machine shops and manufacturing facilities in the nation
  • Smiths Machine listed as number 1,318 on the 2010 Inc. magazine 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America

Southern Heat Exchanger

  • Owned by NDA Group Ltd, based in New Zealand
  • Manufactures shell and tube type heat exchangers
  • Founded in 1961 and has grown into one of the largest heat exchanger manufacturers in the industry

Tingle X-Ray

  • Headquartered in Tuscaloosa County for more than 35 years
  • Manufactures general purpose radiographic systems for the worldwide markets

ZF Lemforder Corporation

  • ZF Friedrichshafen AG headquartered in Friedrichshafen, Germany
  • Among the 15 largest automotive suppliers in the world
  • Leading worldwide automotive supplier for Driveline and Chassis Technology with 117 production companies in 26 countries
  • Tuscaloosa plant sole provider of axle systems to MBUSI