Pacific Manufacturing Opens
By: David Thomas, The Jackson Sun on May 04, 2016
President/CEO of Pacific Industries Shinya Ogawa speaks Tuesday at the grand opening of Pacific Manufacturing Tennessee Inc. Picture by Kenneth Cummings, The Jackson Sun.
The ceremony was impressive as Pacific Manufacturing Tennessee Inc. cut a ribbon to make its arrival official at Airport Industrial Park in Jackson.
The Jackson facility manufacturer will produce stamping products that will include oil pans, central pillars, luggage hinges, hood lock hooks and other parts.
A few of the Japanese-based company’s leading customers include Honda, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Toyota.
“They are just super people to work with,” Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist said. “They are cooperative, respectful and we are happy to have them in Jackson, Tennessee.”
Located on 40 acres across from McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport, Pacific Manufacturing is expected to create 190 jobs when the facility reaches full capacity in 2019. An additional 20 acres will be available to accommodate growth.
“Pacific Manufacturing Tennessee Inc. was established in June 2014 as the second facility in the United States, and I greatly appreciate celebrating our grand opening with the State of Tennessee, the City of Jackson (and) Madison County, customers, vendors and other related parties,” said Shinya Ogawa, of Pacific Industrial Co. LTD. “I am pleased to open a facility in Tennessee, and our Tennessee business is experiencing a great success due to all of your support.”
The total investment was $30 million for the 183,000-square-foot facility.
“We (held) this ceremony due to the completion of our facility and installation of high precision press machines and welding machines,” Ogawa said. “Moreover, we will continue to develop our press (and) welding production flow to supply high quality parts to satisfy our customers’ needs.
“Furthermore, we will continue to have a great relationship with our local members to develop our company together.”
Ogawa, who joined dignitaries to sign a 3000 TR production part during the ceremony, said Pacific Manufacturing has 55 employees with plans to hire in increments during the next three years.
The facility is only the second site Pacific Industrial has selected in the United States. Pacific Manufacturing Ohio was established in Fairfield, Ohio, in 1988, which has grown from 20 employees to 630.
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