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Hi-Tech Color Breaks Ground on New North American Operation

Hi-Tech Color Breaks Ground on New North American Operation

Hi-Tech Color, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dainichiseika Color and Chemicals Mfg Co. LTD headquartered in Japan, broke ground on a new manufacturing facility in Odenton, Maryland. The company manufactures specialty coatings for automotive interiors and gravure printing inks for the shrink sleeve and decorative laminates markets, and with its new facility, will double its production capacity to the North American market.

Hi-Tech Color has partnered with Gray Construction to engineer, design and build its new 37,500 s.f. facility. The project will require extensive engineering and design to replicate the company’s existing production process in Japan.

“It’s exciting to break ground with Hi-Tech Color on its new Maryland facility,” said Stephen Gray, president and CEO of Gray Construction. “Having worked with Japan-based customers for many years, we count it an honor to partner on this project that will double their production for North America.”

The groundbreaking ceremony included an official turning of dirt and special remarks from Mr. Yoshio Motokawa, president of Hi-Tech Color and Mr. Morihiro Kamo of Dainichiseika Color and Chemicals Mfg Co. Guests consisted of local government officials, partners and friends.

The new facility will allow Hi-Tech Color to reduce its lead time for products to customers and reduce its reliance on imported goods. The project is expected to be complete by the summer of 2018.

Visit Hi-Tech Color’s website for further information.

About Gray Construction

Gray Construction is a nationally-ranked engineering, architecture and construction firm with nearly 60 years of experience in manufacturing, automotive, food and beverage, distribution 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 fresh pork processing facility for Clemens Food Group in Coldwater, Mich.; a world-class kitchen for Champion Petfoods in Auburn, Ky.; a state-of-the-art meat processing and packaging facility for Kraft Heinz in Davenport, Iowa; and a manufacturing facility for Italian paper product manufacturer Sofidel in Circleville, Ohio.

If you have manufacturing plant construction needs, please contact Phil Seale, executive vice president, manufacturing at pseale@gray.com. Or, contact Jeff Bischoff, executive vice president, business development at jbischoff@gray.com.