VANCOUVER, WA | March 6, 2018 – ConMet celebrated the official opening of its second Monroe, NC production facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony on February 22, 2018. The celebration was attended by community members including Monroe Mayor Bobby Kilgore, the Union County Chamber of Commerce, the Monroe-Union County Economic Development Council, and ConMet employees, many of which have been with the company for more than 25 years.
“ConMet has been a part of the Monroe community for 54 years, so when it came time to discuss adding another facility to support the growth in our industry it was an easy decision to stay in Union County,” commented John Waters, ConMet’s CFO, Vice President and GM of Metals. “We are honored to be a part of such a great community.”
The new 253,000 square foot facility will be dedicated to assembling wheel end components and supporting growing demand in the commercial vehicle industry. The new building has been designed to easily expand if additional square footage is required in the future.
“ConMet has been a part of the fabric of our community since 1964 – providing jobs and investing in our community,” stated Union County Chamber President, Pat Kahle. “This expansion is the result of a collaboration among ConMet, the City of Monroe, Union County, the State of North Carolina and facilitated locally by Monroe-Union County Economic Development. What a wonderful investment not only in our community, but also a statement of confidence for the future of Monroe and Union County.”
ConMet, a division of Amsted Industries, is a leading global supplier of components to the commercial vehicle market. ConMet products are standard equipment on every major commercial vehicle manufactured in North America and are growing in popularity worldwide. Amsted, a 100 percent employee-owned company, is one of the world’s largest transportation component manufacturers.