Local contractor P&M Mechanical said it recently purchased a new building north of Birmingham to relocate and add more jobs.

Terry Wideman, a principal of P&M, said the company paid $995,000 for the new building off Carson Road and plans to add up to 35 new employees over the next year and a half to its roster of 80 people.

While the company has been successful in school construction projects locally during the recession, Wideman anticipates P&M’s upcoming woman-owned business certification will open new – and prosperous – federal doors and help it grow into its new space.

The company is owned by Wideman’s wife, Amanda Wideman, who runs the commercial heating and air and plumbing company day-to-day with her husband. Amanda Wideman’s father originally owned the business and handed over the remainder of his stock to her earlier this year…

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