Groundbreaking occurs in Georgia for a multi-million dollar production
Yokogawa Corporation of America, a leading manufacturer in the fields of measurement, control, and automation, is expanding its North American presence in direct response to increased demand for its product, solution and service offerings.
"In the more than 20 years I have worked for Yokogawa here in North America I have never seen such strong demand for our growing portfolio of products, solutions and services. While we have grown consistently over these 20 years, the current economic growth directly and indirectly related to Shale Energy, and Unconventional Oil and Gas in general with the accompanying growth of downstream chemical investment, has fueled demand from both our loyal existing customers, as well as, many new customers who are just now discovering the high quality and performance of our portfolio," said Brad Byrum, North American Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
In addition to expanding their facility in Newnan, GA, the company expects to increase its fulltime North American headcount to more than 1,000 by 2015.
"We have been manufacturing, calibrating and servicing our instrumentation lines here in Georgia for more than 30 years. Over the years we have continuously improved our capacity and capabilities with one overriding objective in mind at all times- to delivery state-of-the-art products, with uncompromising quality, on time to our customers at a value that optimizes their ROI This current facility expansion here in Georgia will give us the capacity to continue our proud heritage of continuous improvement for our rapidly growing list of customers," said Richard Westerfield, North American Vice President of the Measurement & Control Business Unit.
The groundbreaking ceremony was held on January 22, 2014 at the site of the facility expansion in Newnan, GA which is located just south of Atlanta.
About Yokogawa Corporation of America
Yokogawa Corporation of America (http://yokogawa.com/us) is a leading provider of Industrial Automation and Test and Measurement solutions. Combining superior technology with engineering, system integration, project management, and maintenance services, Yokogawa delivers field-proven operational efficiency, safety, and reliability. Yokogawa Corporation of America is headquartered in Sugar Land, TX, and is the North American Division of Yokogawa Electric Corporation's global network of 25 manufacturing facilities and 4 regional project engineering centers.
Yokogawa's global network of 88 companies spans over a total of 55 countries. Founded in 1915, the US$4 billion company conducts cutting-edge research and innovation. Yokogawa is engaged in industrial automation and control (IA), test and measurement, and other business segments. The IA segment plays a vital role in a wide range of industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, and food. For more information about Yokogawa, please visit our website www.yokogawa.com.