Aker Solutions' Umbilical Facility Named Manufacturer of the Year

Aker Solutions' umbilical plant in Mobile, Alabama was honored with the 2009 Alabama Medium Manufacturer of the Year award. The 10th annual awards program, sponsored by the Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network, was created to recognize the state's manufacturers that have demonstrated superior performance in the areas of leadership, customer focus, operational excellence, and work force relations.

The awards are presented in three size categories to ensure the fair recognition of all applicants regardless of the size of their work force. Aker Solutions' Mobile plant is named Manufacturer of the Year in the Medium Manufacturer category, which includes manufacturing companies that employ 100 to 399 people.

Opened in 2003, Aker Solutions' state-of-art umbilical facility in Mobile is strategically located to serve the Gulf of Mexico and global markets. The factory, with its high capacity horizontal cabler, has met the challenges of the most aggressive deepwater applications.