Newman Technology Breaks Ground in Alabama
- LocationAlbertville, AL
- Square Footage311,320 s.f.
- OperationalPhased Schedule over 5 Years
On April 20, 2012, Newman Technology broke ground on a $15 million manufacturing plant in Albertville, Ala. that will employ some 60 workers. Newman Technology, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sankei Giken Kogyo Co., Ltd. of Japan, supplies parts to the Honda Manufacturing of Alabama plant in Lincoln and will begin production in its new facility in 2013. The company makes door sashes and exhaust components for Honda, Acura and Subaru. This will be the company’s first plant in Alabama.
In a statement, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley thanked the company for its confidence in the state’s business climate and said he was glad that the State of Alabama played a role in attracting the company.
Gray Construction, ranked 6th among the top auto plant contractors, will provide design-build services for the new 161,237 s.f. facility. Gray has built over 46 projects in Alabama for customers including Austal USA; Hyundai Motor Manufacturing; Johnson Controls, Inc.; Kronospan LLC and Mobis Alabama, LLC. The nationally ranked engineering, design and construction firm currently has several large projects, mostly located across the South, that are underway or recently completed including: a BMW Manufacturing Corp. facility in Greer, S.C.; eight projects for Volkswagen on their Chattanooga, Tenn. campus; a Caterpillar, Inc. manufacturing facility in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; a Caterpillar, Inc. manufacturing facility near Athens, Ga.; a Siemens gas turbine plant in Charlotte, North Carolina; a Whirlpool plant in Cleveland, Tenn.; and multiple projects for Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama.