Die-Tech Industries plans $6.75 million expansion in Carroll County
Die-Tech Industries of Carrollton announced that it will expand its presences in Carroll County, investing $6.75 million into an expansion project.
Die-Tech Industries supplies stamped parts to various industries, largely automotive, and is expanding to take on larger projects. Located next to the existing Carrollton plant, a new 90,000 square foot facility, loading docks, and employee parking lot will be constructed. A total of 15 new jobs will be added at the completion of the construction.
Third generation die makers and brothers Tom and Gerald Wysoczynski started Die-Tech Industries in Carrollton in 1987 after recognizing the need for quality automotive-style dies in the Southeast region. Starting from a small leased space, they quickly moved into a more permanent location which was expanded three times before building a new plant in 1997. A second plant followed in 2000 after operations were expanded to include automotive stampings.
“Die-Tech Industries is excited to have the opportunity to work on our manufacturing facility expansion with the community leaders at the City of Carrollton, Carroll County, Carroll Tomorrow, and the Carrollton Payroll Development Authority,” said Die-Tech’s President/CEO Tom Wysoczynski. “The support we have received from these professionals within our community will not only make our plant expansion a reality, but will also help to position our company for growth and success in the years to come.”
“The best economic development news for a community is when an existing industry is growing and expanding,” said Daniel Jackson, President/CEO of Carroll Tomorrow. Jackson noted that Die-Tech has enjoyed success and growth in a very competitive and time sensitive environment.
“Die-Tech is the kind of industry that a community appreciates so much,” Jackson said. “They take care of their business, support the local economy, and quietly take care of their customers and their employees in a professional manner.”
“We are very proud that Die-Tech continues to expand their operations in Carrollton and we wish them the best in their continued prosperity,” said Carrollton Mayor Walt Hollingsworth.
Since the beginning, Die-Tech Industries continually strives to exceed industry standards including a focus on using the latest hardware and software technology to solve industry problems. This focus started in 1991 with the formation of an internal network and the use of CAD for designing dies. In 1992, Die-Tech Industries became the first die shop in the South to send CAD data to purchase die shoes. Later, they implemented an industry leading MRP package, barcode and data collection system, and developed an in-house time and job tracking solution.
Today, Die-Tech Industries employs 175 people including 25 journeymen at two plants that consist of 128,000 square feet of manufacturing space with 60,000 square feet dedicated to stamping and the remaining to assembly and warehouse space. The parts they make can be found on the industry’s premier automobiles including BMW, Ford, Freightliner, Honda, Mercedes, Nissan and Toyota. Additionally, they supply parts to major manufacturers of office furniture, garage doors, lighting and appliances.
Georgia Officials Visit Yamaha Headquarters
During a recent trade mission to Japan, representatives from the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia Department of Labor, Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Georgia Allies took time to visit Yamaha’s headquarters in Iwata.
During the visit, Labor Commissioner Mark Butler presented a letter to company officials from Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. In the letter, Governor Deal thanked Yamaha for the nearly 30 years of success in Georgia and in Coweta County. Governor Deal wrote, “From the company’s founding in 1955 by Mr. Genichi Kawakami, Yamaha Motor has continually shown the world that winning spirit which springs from unwavering dedication to quality, performance, and innovation. I am proud to say that this same spirit is embodied in YMMA’s Newnan, GA facility, where over 1,500 Georgians work every day.”
We are proud to have Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation in Coweta County and join the State in thanking the company for its commitment to quality products and quality jobs in Coweta County.
Pictured at Yamaha headquarters: Trip Tolleson (Georgia Department of Community Affairs Board), Brian Dill (Georgia Department of Community Affairs), Yasushi Chiba (Yamaha), and Marisa Simpson (AGL Resources).
Pictured Below: Labor Commissioner Mark Butler presents a letter from Governor Deal to Yamaha officials.
Yachiyo Manufacturing of America – A Story of “Speed to Market”
When automotive supplier Yachiyo came looking for a new Georgia location, Carroll County made the short list.
The community brought together all organizations for the meeting to answer education, workforce, and scheduling and timing questions. “Not only were they prepared to answer those questions for us, but they brought the leader from every one of those agencies to the meeting”, said Robyn Miller, the company’s senior manager.
Yachiyo, like many companies, needed to compress their schedule in order to meet customer’s demands and contract obligations. Then a huge challenge materialized – none of the existing buildings on the company’s short list were suitable for retrofit and investment. Carroll Tomorrow, the county’s public-private economic development organization, came back with sites for Yachiyo to consider. Yachiyo found the right property and constructed the facility in record time.
“To break ground, build a plant and move into full mass production within 10 months is unheard-of”, said plant manager Rob Davyduck. He and Miller credit the well-organized approach in Carroll County to deliver their project in record time.
(Sources: Carroll Tomorrow 2014 Annual Report; Atlanta Business Chronicle)
Workforce is Key to Honda Expansion
Honda Precision Parts of Georgia recently expanded their transmission production facility in Tallapoosa, Georgia, in a multi-national competitive process. They ultimately chose to expand their Tallapoosa plant based on their positive experience with the community leadership and the availability of a capable and trainable workforce in Haralson County.
Hanil E Hwa Expands Operations in Troup County
Hanil E Hwa Interior Systems Georgia, INC announced expansion of the LaGrange, Georgia plant.
Hanil E Hwa will expand into an existing building in the LaGrange Industrial Park where it will make the additional investment and hire up to 80 new employees. This announced expansion comes on the heels of a trip to Korea led by Mayor Jim Thornton that included meeting with corporate leadership of Hanil E-Hwa.
Mayor Thornton commented that, “Hanil E-Hwa is a great company and a very important part of the LaGrange community. We are thrilled that they are continuing to expand their operations here.”