Asahi/America announces official opening of new headquarters in Massachusetts
Asahi/America officially opened its new headquarters in the city of Lawrence, Mass., and recently celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house.
|Over 250 people attended the Grand Opening Celebration. (Credit: Asahi/America)|
June 12, 2015 -- Asahi/America, Inc., a specialist in thermoplastic fluid flow solutions, has officially opened its new headquarters in the city of Lawrence, Mass., and recently celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house. Guests from across the nation and around the world gathered for the event.
Asahi/America's Chief Financial Officer Stephen Harrington emceed the opening ceremony, which included remarks by the company's President and Chief Executive Officer Daniel S. Anderson; City of Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera; and Koji Fujiwara, president of Asahi Organic Chemical, Asahi/America's parent company in Japan.
During his remarks, Anderson previewed what guests would see inside the renovated 200,000-square-foot facility, including corporate offices, warehousing, valve and actuation assembly shops, fabrication, skid assembly, powder-coating, a clean room, and machine shop. He also spoke about the company's goals and intentions for the future.
After the speeches, Harrington, Anderson, Rivera, and Fujiwara were joined by Asahi/America's Senior Vice President of Engineering Leo Lester; Vice President of Information Systems Robert McLaughlin; and Vice President of Operations Richard Link for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Guests were then welcomed inside for an open house.
Asahi/America staff led groups of visitors on tours through the building, allowing them a behind-the-scenes look at the manufacturing operations that Anderson outlined in his opening remarks.
Desiring to remain in Massachusetts, Asahi/America researched several options for expanding its Malden facility but ultimately decided to relocate to Lawrence. The purchase of the plant was finalized in March 2014, and demolition and construction began in the spring. Office staff moved in mid-September of the same year. The transfer of stock, machinery, equipment, and the remaining staff was completed between November and December 2014.
Asahi/America, Inc., specializes in providing solutions for fluid handling systems, individualized to meet virtually any customer's need. Asahi is a manufacturer of corrosion-resistant thermoplastic fluid handling products, including valves, actuators, pipes, and fittings. The company maintains an extensive custom fabrication department and provides on-site consultation, supervision and training where required. For more information, visit www.asahi-america.com.