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.
Decatur, Ga.-based 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 equipment.
"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 diameter.
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 growth."
An exact date for the move hasnt yet been set.