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Newman Technology of Alabama Celebrates 5th Anniversary & Stamping Press Expansion

Newman Technology of Alabama Celebrates 5th Anniversary & Stamping Press Expansion

Gray Construction, a nationally ranked engineering, architecture and construction firm, is proud to celebrate 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.

New stamping press at Newman Technology of Alabama

In 2012, Newman Technology selected Gray Construction to design and build its 141,284 s.f. facility in Alabama. Since then, the companies have partnered on three expansions totaling 311,320 s.f. with the most recent project including foundations for three new stamping presses as well as scrap conveyors and mezzanines.

“At Gray Construction, our key 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 and look 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.

“Today’s 5th anniversary 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 today’s special event.

About Newman Technology

Established in North America in 1987, we apply the most advanced local resources available, while also drawing from over 65 years of manufacturing experience in Japan. We currently have three manufacturing locations and one R&D Center in North America, while our parent company has 13 manufacturing and R&D sites throughout Asia. Our global footprint allows us to support nearly every major automotive market in the world, providing design, development and production for exhaust system, frame, and trim products.

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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 distribution, manufacturing, food and beverage, automotive 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.; a new plastic injection molding facility for MöllerTech in Woodstock, Ala.; a foundry and mechanical machining building for Fritz Winter North America LP in Franklin, Ky.; and a new paint shop for Volvo Car US Operations Inc. in conjunction with Eisenmann Corporation in Ridgeville, S.C.

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