Alabama Industrial Energy Consumers




Mr. Mike Kitchens, V.P. & Chief Engineer (Primary Contact)

1501 31st Avenue, North
Birmingham, Alabama 35207
Phone: (205) 325-8927

Plant Location: Birmingham, Alabama

AMERICAN is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of ductile iron pipe, fire hydrants and valves, and spiral-welded steel pipe for the waterworks industry as well as electric- resistance-welded steel pipe for oil and natural gas pipelines. Founded in 1905 and long known as an innovative manufacturer, AMERICAN’s diversified line includes products from 2-inch gate valves to 12-foot-diameter steel pipe, fabricated assemblies, and high- performance fire pumps. The headquarter plant in Birmingham, Alabama, is situated on over 2,000 acres where it employs 1,800 people and generates a payroll of $120 million. It has annual sales of $1 billion.




Ms. Tena Matthews, 1 ThyssenKrupp Drive
P.O. Box 456
Calvert, Alabama 36513 (USA)
Office Phone: (251) 289 3407
Plant Location: Calvert, Alabama

Thyssenkrupp recently started operations at its $4.6 billion carbon steel plant near Mobile. Beginning in 2011, the plant employs 2,000 people and will produce 4.3 million metric tons of steel annually. The plant is one of the largest, if not the largest, foreign investments in the United States and generates local jobs many times the number of direct employees of 2,000.



Mr. Rod Williamson (Primary Contact)Energy Development Manager

Dow Corning Corporation
2200 W. Salzburg Rd.

Midland, MI 48686
Phone: (989) 496-4117
Plant Location: Mt. Meigs, Alabama

Dow Corning is a global leader in the production of silicon based products and technology. It operates a manufacturing plant for the production of silicon metal and fume in Mt. Meigs near Montgomery, employing 147 direct labor workers and 15 temporary workers, generating a $9.1 million payroll, and spending $35 million per year in operations.



Mr. Len Klentz (Primary Contact) Plant location:
299 Jefferson Road
Parsippany, New Jersey 07054

Phone: (973) 929-8000
Plant Location: Parsippany, New Jersey

Evonik is a one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies, concentrating on high-growth megatrends, especially health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Evonik has two manufacturing plants in Alabama, one in Birmingham and the second in Mobile.



Mr. Jim Price (Primary Contact) Plant location:
Post Office Box 100
County Road 39

Perdue Hill, Alabama 36470
Phone: (251) 575-2000
Plant Location: Perdue Hill, Alabama

Georgia-Pacific is a world leader in the production of wood, paper and related products. It has eight manufacturing plants in Alabama, employing more than 3,000 people, and generating a payroll of $161 million. These operations include the recent acquisitions of Alabama River Pulp and Alabama Pine Pulp from Parsons & Whittemore near Monroeville.



Mr. Day Johnson (Primary Contact) IMERYS Carbonates
2412 Hill Road
Sylacauga, AL 35151

Phone: (256) 208-4262
Plant Location: McIntosh, Alabama

IMERYS Carbonates is a world leader in the mining of special minerals and producing from them products critical to industry and construction. In Alabama, Imerys operates a mine for calcium carbonate in Sylacauga. The mine employs over 400 people and has a major economic impact in East Alabama.



Mr. John Occhipinti (Primary Contact) Vice President – Energy Affairs
Mr. Steve Castracane (Chairman AIEC)

575 Mountain AvenueMurray Hill, NJ 07974
Phone: (908) 771-1152
Plant Location: McIntosh, Mobile County, Alabama

Linde is a leading supplier of industrial, specialty, and medical gases worldwide. Its compressed and liquefied gases support a wide array of sectors which are delivered via tanker, rail, cylinder, or pipeline. Linde has several manufacturing plants throughout Alabama including Birmingham and Tuscaloosa as well as on-site facilities in the Mobile area. Its representative, Steve Castracane, serves as Chairman for the AIEC.



Mr. Jean Claude Brocheton
80 National Cement Drive Ragland, Alabama 35131
Phone: (205) 472-2191
Plant Location: Ragland, Alabama

National Cement Company is a member of the Vicat Group, a French company started in 1853 by Louis Vicat, the inventor of artificial cement. The Vicat Group operates on four continents. Vicat purchased the Alabama plants in 1974, its first foreign acquisition. In Ragland, Alabama, the company operates a limestone quarry and Portland cement plant with an annual capacity of nearly one million tons of Portland cement and mortar per year.



Mr. Jim Yerkes (Primary Contact)

1700 Holt Road N.E.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35404 Phone: (205) 562-1153

Plant Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa, Inc. produces annually 1.2 million tons of steel coil and plate. Built in 1985 on the Black Warrior River in Tuscaloosa, the plant employs nearly 400 people and is a part of Nucor Corporation, the largest producer of steel in the United States.



Ms. Michelle D’Antuono
Occidental Chemical
Five Greenway Plaza, Suite 110 Houston, TX 77046-3078 Phone: 713-366-5826.
Plant Location : Mobile, Alabama

Occidental Chemical Corporation is a leading North American manufacturer specializing in chemicals, including caustic soda, an indispensable ingredient for plastics. In Alabama OxyChem operates a plant in Mobile for the production of caustic soda, silicates, and chlorine.



Mr. Lloyd Webb
Director of Energy Procurement
Olin Chlor Alkali Products
490 Stuart Road NE
Cleveland, TN 37312
Phone: (423) 336-4820
Plant Location: McIntosh, Mobile County, Alabama

Olin Corporation has operated a chemical production plant (bleach, caustic soda, chlorine, salt) in McIntosh (near Mobile) since 1952. The plant site is situated on 2,000 acres of land. It employs more than 300 people, generates local expenditures of $85 million and local taxes of $2 million. As well, it is an important charitable contributor to the Mobile area.



Mr. John Stevens (Tonawanda, New York)

Ms. Anne Schillaci (Primary Contact, Atlanta office)

Praxair, Inc.
900 Westpark Drive
Suite 100
Peachtree City, GA 30269

Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 250 company with 2013 sales of $12 billion, is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, metals and many others. More information about Praxair, Inc. is available at  In Alabama, Praxair operates air separation plants in Gadsden, Theodore, McIntosh, Calvert and Fairfield, a hydrogen plant in McIntosh and a carbon dioxide plant in Decatur.




Mr. Sebastien Kidd (Primary Contact)

17589 Plant Road
Coosa Pines, AL 35044
Phone: (256) 378-2306
Plant Location: Coosa Pines, Alabama

Resolute Forest Products (formerly Abitibibowater) is a global company in the forest products industry. In Alabama it operates a market pulp plant in Coosa Pines near Childersburg, employs over 400 persons, generates a $40 million payroll, and produces 400,000 metric tons of pulp and per year.



Mr. Dan Hryniszak (Primary Contact) Director, Utilities/Electrical Engineering 12400 Highway 43 North
Axis, Alabama 36505

Phone: (251) 662-4448
Plant Location: Birmingham, Alabama

SSAB Steel is a global leader in the production of high strength steel. It operates a steel manufacturing plant in Axis, Alabama on 750 acres, employs nearly 500 people with a $45 million payroll, and can produce 1.25 million tons of steel per year. It is presently making a $290 million expansion to its plant.



Mr. Ralph R. Riberich, Jr., P.E. Team Leader – Energy Procurement 600 Grant Street – Suite 2028 Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2800
Office Phone: (412) 433-5861
Plant Location: Fairfield, Alabama

United States Steel operates a steel manufacturing plant and a tubular finishing mill in Fairfield, Alabama, near Birmingham. It is capable of producing 2.4 million metric tons of steel per year, and directly employs over 2,000 persons. Many times more jobs are generated locally.


Legal Counsel:  C. Richard Hill Jr.

Capell & Howard P.C.

150 South Perry Street

Montgomery, Alabama 36104

(334) 241-8000