Amada America, Inc. Cuts the Ribbon on New U.S. Manufacturing Operation
Gray, a fully integrated services’ provider specializing in engineering, design and construction, is proud to celebrate the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the newest production facility for Amada America, Inc. in High Point, North Carolina. As a manufacturer of precision sheet metal fabricating equipment, Amada will manufacture and assemble a line of high-precision press brake bending equipment in its new plant for the U.S. market.
Amada selected Gray to design and build its 261,732 s.f. manufacturing operation in 15 months. The project includes a manufacturing facility, technical building and offices.
“We extend our congratulations to Amada America Inc. on the completion of its new operation,” said Stephen Gray, president and CEO of Gray. “We’re thrilled to have played a role in bringing this vision to reality.”
“Amada has brought a fresh momentum to this region, and we look forward to continuing to grow our presence in the Carolinas to meet the needs of customers like Amada,” 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 new operation will create some 200 jobs for the region.
"Amada is continuing to expand its manufacturing presence throughout the U.S. and is proud to establish our latest facility in High Point, NC. Special thanks to Gray and the city of High Point, NC for helping us realize this achievement," Patrick Medlin, chief manufacturing officer of Amada America, Inc.
The ceremony included remarks from Mr. Mike Guerin, chief operating officer of Amada North America, Inc.; Mr. Patrick Medlin, chief manufacturing officer of Amada America, Inc.; Mr. Brett Goode, senior vice president of Gray’s South Atlantic Region; Ms. Sandy Dunbeck, executive vice president of the High Point Economic Development Corporation; and Mayor Jay Wagner, city of High Point. The festivities also included a plant tour.
The first products manufactured at the new facility will include automation systems and Amada’s newest line of press brakes, the HRB Series. The high-precision HRB series is engineered to meet the unique needs of American fabricators.
This new operation is the latest example of Amada’s ongoing commitment to ensure maximum productivity and profitability of American manufacturers.
Gray is a multifaceted design-build firm including EAC, fabrication and process integration expertise. With 60 years of experience in manufacturing, automotive, food & beverage, distribution and commercial projects, Gray currently has several large projects that are under way or recently completed including: a state-of the-art manufacturing plant for EGGER Wood Products in Lexington, NC; a new greenfield warehouse facility for Sanritsu Logistics America in Reidsville, NC; the first U.S. manufacturing operation for Q CELLS in Dalton, GA; a new warehouse facility for NGK Ceramics in Mooresville, NC; and a new bourbon and dried grain distillery for Diageo in Lebanon, KY.
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.
For more information, visit https://www.amada.com/america/.