Sumiden Wire Products Corporation PC Strand Manufacturing Plant Grand Opening in Dayton, TX
Dayton, TX 6/9/17 – Sumiden Wire Products Corporation, a group company of Sumitomo Electric Industries (TYO: 5802), announced today the grand opening for its new prestressed concrete strand (PC strand) manufacturing facility located at 1800 Highway 146, Dayton, Texas on Monday, July 17, 2017 from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM. The 110,000-square foot facility has brought a capital investment of over $15 million dollars and will provide 25-30 new jobs for the area. The facility is starting production in June 2017 with a designed capacity of over 60,000 tons per year.
The new plant in Dayton is strategically located close to key raw material suppliers and the robust Texas construction market. By installing new world class production equipment with an optimized plant layout and location, Sumiden Wire will be able to more effectively meet customers’ needs for high-quality and globally-competitive PC strand products throughout the Texas and Gulf Coast region. With the new Texas facility up and running, Sumiden Wire now has a total of three PC strand manufacturing locations: Stockton, California; Dickson, Tennessee, and the new Dayton, Texas location.
“The people of Dayton and the surrounding area have been a joy to work with over the past few months as we constructed our new facility. We are now excited to be moving into the start-up phase of our operation and look forward to building a team here in Texas to support our continued growth and long-term success.” noted Jon Cornelius, Executive Vice President and General Manager for Sumiden Wire.
For more information about Sumiden Wire, please visit www.sumidenwire.com.
About Sumiden Wire Products Corporation:
Sumiden Wire Products Corporation was the first manufacturing investment in the United States by Sumitomo Electric Industries. The initial investment was made in Stockton, California in 1979 for the production of PC strand. An additional investment was made in Dickson, Tennessee in 1989 for the production of stainless steel wire. The Tennessee facility expanded its product offering to include PC strand for the eastern US market in 1997.