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James Hardie Manufacturing Facility

W. S. Newell was the civil site contractor for the new James Hardie manufacturing facility in Prattville, AL.  Newell performed the mass grading, storm drain, stone base and erosion control for the project.  Newell was also awarded the Hardie entrance road, railroad spur and the City of Prattville's new Industrial Access Road with bridge construction. Check out our drone footage video!

Crew Prepares Site for Rex Lumber’s $110M Sawmill

Construction on a $110 million new Rex Lumber sawmill and dimensional lumber production plant in greater Troy, Ala., started on July 17, 2018, and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2019 with operations beginning in June. The 80-acre earthwork and site preparation was recently completed in 46 days by W.S. Newell & Sons Inc.

The Legacy of W. S. “Billy” Newell

In 1935, , the Newell family moved to Pintlatla, AL, where he attended Pintlala School. After graduation from Lanier High school, he worked on the family farm prior to joining the US Navy. He served his country as a Seaman First Class during World War II aboard the USS Vincennes Indiana in the Pacific Fleet.



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W. S. Newell, Inc. is a family owned company that was founded by Billy Newell in 1951. With 60 years experience in the construction business, we specialize in road construction, retail and residential developments, industrial facilities and much more.

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