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Dayton Plant of Sumiden Wire Products Corporation Commences Operation

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July 28, 2017
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
*This press release was originally published in Japanese on July 21, 2017.

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. is pleased to announce that the Dayton Plant of Sumiden Wire Products Corporation (SWPC), one of our group's US subsidiaries, has started operation.

SWPC was established in 1979 as our first manufacturing subsidiary in the United States. With business bases in California and Tennessee, the company manufactures and sells pre-stressed concrete (PC)* strands used for buildings and bridges and stainless steel wires used for automobile springs.

In response to demand for PC strands in the southern US, SWPC has newly established a factory in Dayton, Texas, and started production of PC strands. On July 17, 2017, the company invited the mayor of Dayton City and others to the plant's opening ceremony, which was also attended by our Managing Executive Officer, Hiroyasu Torii, and SWPC directors.

Starting operation of the new plant will enhance our production capacity and stabilize our supply system of PC strands. We will continue providing products and services that sustain infrastructure throughout the United States.

  • Facade of the plant

    Facade of the plant

  • Opening ceremony

    Opening ceremony

Outline of the new plant

Name Dayton Plant
Location Dayton, TX, USA
Manufacturing PC strands
Production capacity Approx. 24,000 tons / year
Investment Approx. US$19 million
Site area Approx. 89,000 m²

Outline of SWPC

Locations Stockton, CA and Dickson, TN, USA
President Brian Burr
Business Manufacture and sales of PC strands and stainless steel wires
Capital US$12.5 million
Founded April 17, 1979
Employees Approx. 170

* A form of concrete with excellent load-bearing capacity and durability, achieved by being compressed (stressed) beforehand with steel reinforcing bars.

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