Redline Steel opens new facility in Tanner

The company's new facility is located on Endeavor Way.

Posted: Nov. 27, 2018 12:21 PM
Updated: Nov. 27, 2018 6:22 PM

A custom steel manufacturing company in North Alabama just got bigger and is bringing new jobs with its growth.

Redline Steel opened their new facility on Endeavor Way in Tanner Tuesday morning.

That’s where WAAY 31 learned more about the company and their goals.

“Being a Huntsville native, there’s nothing that makes me more proud than to employ almost 60 employees currently here at Redline.”

Colin Wayne is only 29 years old but is the founder and CEO of one of the top companies in the nation for wall art decor.

In just two years, the company has grown tremendously, with a facility going from 5,000 square feet to more than 100,000 square feet; and with that expansion comes new jobs, so Wayne is looking to hire.

“A resume to me, in specific areas, doesn’t mean anything," Wayne said. "I don’t care really what your background is—if you have a degree or if you don’t—I look at value contribution. So, I’m one of the few companies that will give people a second chance.”

The company just hired nine new employees last week and is looking to add about ten more.

“As long as you’re willing to show up. Right place, right time, right uniform, 100% every day—the value you’re going to contribute to me is also going to be given back to the employees," Wayne said.

Wayne is proud to say his company is veteran-owned and operated, and he says he would love to hire more.

“I think that’s a huge outreach that we’d like to be connected to other programs so that we can hire veterans that are transitioning out of the military or that are reserve or guardsmen that are looking for employment.”

And Wayne says he’s not planning to stop expanding any time soon.

“My vision for Redline, within the next five years, is a pledge to employ over 200 people at Redline Steel.”

There will be two hiring events on Wednesday. One will be at 10:00 a.m. and the other will be at 5:00 p.m. Both will be held at the new plant.

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