Lydall Celebrates Grand Opening of Hamptonville, N.C. Expansion
On Saturday, June 18, Lydall, Inc., a global manufacturer of specialty engineered products for the thermal/acoustical and filtration/separation markets, celebrated the grand opening of a new addition to its automotive distribution warehouse in Hamptonville, N.C. Lydall selected Gray Construction to complete the 108,672 s.f. expansion which features a 18,350 s.f. two-story office building that now serves as the company’s headquarters.
The grand opening celebration kicked off with a meet and greet, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony and tour of the new office, warehouse expansion and press line within the existing facility.
Several state and local officials were in attendance including State Senator Joyce Krawiec, U.S. Congresswoman Virginia Foxx and Assistant Secretary for Rural Economic Development Dr. Patricia Mitchell. Attendees from Lydall included Chief Executive Officer Dale Barnhart, Chief Financial Officer Scott Deakin, Senior Vice President, Global Metals Division Bill Hume, Vice President, Fibers Division Bill Feld, Director of Operations Chris Jones and Director of Global Strategic Sourcing John Sundt.
“We are honored to join our customer Lydall in celebrating the expansion of their Hamptonville facility,” said Brett Goode, vice president of Gray’s South Atlantic office. “This project reflects the steady growth we have seen in the region’s rising manufacturing market, which shows no signs of slowing down.”
Lydall, Inc. is a New York Stock Exchange listed company, headquartered in Manchester, Connecticut with global manufacturing operations producing specialty engineered products for the thermal/acoustical and filtration/separation markets. For more information, visit http://www.lydall.com. Lydall® is a registered trademark of Lydall, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.
Gray Construction, is a nationally ranked engineering, architecture and construction firm with over 55 years of experience in manufacturing, automotive, food and beverage, distribution, hospitality and retail facility construction. Currently, Gray has several large projects that are underway or recently completed including: a Mercedes-Benz manufacturing facility in Vance, Ala.; a specialty pet food kitchen and distribution center for Champion Petfoods in Auburn, Ky.; a fresh pork processing facility in Coldwater, Mich. for Clemens Food Group; a utility vehicle manufacturing facility for Kubota Manufacturing of America Corporation in Gainesville, Ga.; an expansion to Wrigley’s Yorkville, Ill. campus; an automotive tire manufacturing facility for Michelin North America, Inc. in Spartanburg, S.C.; an expansion to ZF Friedrichshafen AG’s manufacturing facility in Gray Court, S.C.; and a manufacturing facility for Weber Metals in Paramount, Calif.