Newman Technology of Alabama Celebrates 5th Anniversary & Stamping Press Expansion
Gray Construction recently celebrated alongside Newman Technology, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sankei Giken Kogyo Co., Ltd. of Japan, the completion of a new expansion to its automotive stamping manufacturing facility in Albertville, Alabama, and five years in the state. Newman Technology produces state-of-the-art products including door sashes and exhaust components for the automotive industry.
In 2012, Newman Technology selected Gray Construction to design and build its 141,284-square foot facility in Alabama. Since then, the companies have partnered on three expansions totaling 311,320 square feet with the most recent project including foundations for three new stamping presses as well as scrap conveyors and mezzanines.
“At Gray Construction, ourkey core value is – we are customer and relationship driven,” said Stephen Gray, president and CEO of Gray Construction. “To partner on a design-build project six years ago and work on three consecutive expansions since then truly speaks to the teamwork and strong relationship between the companies. We are proud of this achievement andlook forward to it continuing into the future.”
While Newman Technology already has plants in Mansfield, Ohio, and Aiken, S.C., the Alabama operation continues to position the company as a leading supplier of fabricated and value-added assemblies to the automotive and recreational vehicle markets.
“[The] 5thanniversary celebration is a milestone for the Newman Technology of Alabama (NTAL) family,” said Tim Berry, manager of maintenance and engineering at Newman Technology of Alabama. “It is also a reminder that for the last five years, we have experienced continuous growth of our product lines, our facility and our workforce.
“We have built a foundation together that will continue our success into the future. It is with heartfelt thanks that I commend the commitment and dedication of each associate, our leadership team and the partnerships that have and will continue to support NTAL as leader in the automotive industry,” he added.
Mr. Akihiro Hasegawa, president of Sankei Giken Kogyo and Mr. Kozumi Yoneyama, president of Newman Technology of Alabama, as well as Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, were in attendance for the special event.