SUS mulling US aluminum frames plant

Sep 13, 2013 | 10:21 AM | Michael Cowden

Tags  SUS, Yasuo Ishida, structural aluminum frames, extrusion, GreenFrame Series, aluminum frames, factory automation, automotive assembly Toyota

CHICAGO — SUS Corp. is considering building a U.S. manufacturing facility for its GreenFrame Series structural aluminum frames and other products used in the factory automation, furniture, and architectural and construction sectors, a company executive said.

The Shizuoka, Japan-based machinery and components makers this past week introduced the GreenFrame Series to the North American market at the Automation Technology Expo in Chicago. SUS sources aluminum for the product from Thailand, but would look to get product locally if a U.S. location were built, SUS president Yasuo Ishida said in an interview with AMM.

"As the business grows, we hope that we can work together with U.S. extrusion factories to supply aluminum," Ishida said via a translator, although he noted that the company hadn’t contacted U.S. extruders yet. "We are still researching."....





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