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The Mobile Chamber is a private business organization with more than 1,700 members and the economic developer for the City of Mobile and Mobile County. The Mobile Chamber’s focus is to provide members with networking, marketing and professional development opportunities, expand jobs in the area, develop the local workforce, advocate legislative priorities and offer resources to help small businesses grow. Additional information is on the Chamber’s website, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

2020 Manufacturer of the Year – AM/NS Calvert

Business View – December 2020 / January 2021 / 2020 Manufacturer of the Year


The latest investment at AM/NS Calvert not only secured the site’s 1,500-plus jobs, it is creating nearly 200 new ones. In August, the company announced it would spend $647 million to produce steel slabs currently made in Brazil at the Calvert mill.


“Being recognized as Manufacturer of the Year is meaningful to our team at AM/NS Calvert, especially as this has been a challenging year for our organization as we navigated the impacts of COVID-19,” said Jorge Luiz Riberio De Oliveira, company president and CEO. “We are looking forward to the upcoming year as we work toward having an on-site steelmaking facility, which will provide short lead-time flexibility and, combined with our existing world class facilities, will give AM/NS Calvert a decisive competitive advantage.”


“AM/NS Calvert has been one of the top corporate citizens in our region for years,” says David Rodgers, the Chamber’s vice president of economic development. “Since the company began operations, it has continued to employ more than 1,500 employees and makes significant annual investments in nonprofit organizations.”


Construction is scheduled to begin in December on the company’s nearly 2 million-square-foot manufacturing, office and warehouse addition with a completion date of December 2022.


A joint venture of work between ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel Corp., the steel processing plant is recognized as one of the most advanced steel finishing facilities in the world. The facility has a portfolio of steel grades and serves the automotive, construction, pipe and tube, service center and appliance/ HVAC industries.



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Additional information is on the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce’s website at mobilechamber.com, on Facebook at @MobileChamber, Instagram at @mobile-area-chamber and Twitter at @MobileChamber.