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Amada America Inc. Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New U.S. Manufacturing Operation

Amada America Inc. Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New U.S. Manufacturing Operation
Amada America Inc. Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New U.S. Manufacturing Operation

Amada America Inc., a manufacturer of precision sheet metal fabricating equipment, held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate its new facility in High Point, North Carolina. The new facility will manufacture and assemble a line of high-precision press brake bending equipment for the U.S. market.

“Amada is excited to join the High Point, Guilford County business community” said Yukihiro Fukui, CEO of Amada America Inc. “Amada believes success comes from listening to the voice of our customers, and locating our newest facility in this area allows us to be close to our customer base in the Southeast. We look forward to being an active, involved corporate citizen moving forward.”

Amada selected Gray Construction to design and build its more than 250,000 s.f. manufacturing operation. The project includes a manufacturing facility, technical building and offices.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Amada on this project,” said Stephen Gray, president and CEO of Gray Construction. “To play a role in helping Amada bring a new operation to better serve its customers is very rewarding for Gray Construction.”

“With an established presence in the Carolinas, we are proud to work with customers that continue to bring momentum to this region,” added Brett Goode, vice president of Gray’s South Atlantic office.

Amada manufactures, sells and services a line of precision sheet metal fabricating equipment, including punch presses, lasers, press brakes and flexible manufacturing systems, software and tooling for multiple markets including the automotive and appliance markets.  

The groundbreaking ceremony included an official “turning of the dirt” with special remarks from Mr. Mitsuo Okamoto, Chairman/CEO of Amada Holdings Co. Ltd.; Mayor Jay Wagner, city of High Point; and Brent Christenson, Guilford County Economic Development Alliance. Guests consisted of local government officials, partners and friends.

The new operation will create some 200 jobs for the region.

About Amada America, Inc.

Amada America, Inc. was established in Seattle, Washington in 1971 and has been located in California since 1973. Its company headquarters are located in Buena Park, California. Amada America, Amada Canada and Amada De Mexico combine to deliver industry-leading sales, service and support for manufacturers in North, Central and South America.

Since its inception, Amada America, Inc. has provided American industry with a steady stream of innovative, productivity enhancing sheet metal machines. Markets served include: Aerospace, Air Conditioning, Appliance, Computers, Electronics, Farm Equipment, Gaming Industry, Medical Equipment, Metal Office Equipment, Restaurant Equipment, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

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About Gray Construction

Gray Construction is a nationally ranked engineering, architecture and construction firm with nearly 60 years of experience in food and beverage, manufacturing, automotive, distribution and retail facility construction. Currently, Gray has several large projects that are under way or recently completed including: a Mercedes-Benz manufacturing facility in Vance, Ala., as well as a new global logistics parts consolidation center (PCC) for Mercedes-Benz in Woodstock, Ala.; world-class DogStar® Kitchens for Champion Petfoods in Auburn, Ky., as well as custom-fitted NorthStar® Kitchens for Champion in Alberta, Canada; a manufacturing facility for Italian paper product manufacturer Sofidel in Circleville, Ohio and Okla.; a fresh pork processing facility in Coldwater, Mich., for Clemens Food Group; a new distribution facility for Amazon in Logan Township, N.J.; a state-of-the-art facility for Kraft Heinz in Davenport, Iowa, named Food Engineering Magazine’s 2018 Plant of the Year.

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