Decatur, Alabama

Decatur, Alabama Located on on the shores of the Tennessee River, Decatur, Alabama, has a rich history and culture and is home to several multi-national companies. Decatur is centrally located to many attractions throughout north Alabama and southern Tennessee. Huntsville, a major NASA and aerospace center, is 20 minutes to the east; Birmingham, AL is one hour south; and Nashville, TN is two hours north. Decatur offers a range of recreational activities - theater, museums, sports, shopping, and parks. The Point Mallard Family Park offers golf, walking trails, camping, sports fields, tennis courts, a water park and an indoor skating rink.

Hexcel's Decatur plant was established in 1989 and is located on a 28 acre site in Mallard Fox Creek Industrial Park. The site buildings house polymerization, PAN precursor extrusion lines and Hexcel’s Research & Technology center for PAN precursor and carbon fiber development.


Hexcel's Decatur plant manufactures polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor which is converted to carbon fiber at Hexcel’s facilities in Salt Lake City, UT and Illescas, Spain. Carbon fibers are made into prepreg for uni-directional tape or are woven into fabrics at other Hexcel plants around the world.


End uses for Decatur products include military and commercial aircraft, blades for wind energy applications, rocket motors, satellites and recreational items such as tennis rackets, golf shafts and carbon frame bicycles.

Hexcel Decatur
3300 Mallard Fox Drive
Decatur, AL 35609
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