The Kohler Company is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies, and KOHLER Engines serves as the second largest industrial manufacturer in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Kohler was first recruited to the area more than 20 years ago and has manufactured gasoline engines primarily for residential lawn mowers since that time.

In March of 2019, Kohler announced the consolidation of their North American facilities to Hattiesburg from Wisconsin, and with it 250 more jobs for Mississippians. This also included roof renovations at a newly leased facility that were performed by E. Cornell Malone Corporation in 2020.

This project was impressive from the sheer size of the project. Malone installed 500,000 square feet (5000 sqs) of roof material over the manufacturing area, and an additional 70,000 square feet (700 sqs) over the plant’s office and administrative spaces.