NEW YORK Spring
wire manufacturer Newcomb Spring Corp. is expanding its North
Carolina operations and adding capacity as part of a spurt in
regional manufacturing growth, the facilitys general
manager, Keith Porter, told AMM.
Newcomb Spring is moving to a 47,000-square-foot facility in
Gastonia, N.C., from its current 17,000-square-foot site in
Charlotte, N.C., and adding $1.3 million worth of automated
"Its all about
automation. Were going from manual to more of an
automated system," Porter said.
The new equipment will
allow the site to produce wire up to 0.162 inch in
Newcomb Spring makes
compression springs, extension springs, torsion springs and
other items, and sells products for industrial, medical,
electronic, agriculture and automotive applications.
Its other southeastern
facilities are located in Decatur and Ooltewah, Tenn.
"That area has been a
hotbed for growth in manufacturing, and with the opportunities
of the new technology were bursting out of the building"
in Charlotte, Porter said. "The spring is piled up to the
ceiling. Were expecting another decade of continuous
An exact date for the
move hasnt yet been set.