NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.), Inc. recently marked the opening its third manufacturing facility in the U.S. with a grand opening ceremony on Monday, May 19, 2008 for its new state-of the-art plant, located in Sissonville, near Charleston, WV.
The plant will have a capacity of 20 million spark plugs per year for original and replacement equipment markets in the U.S., and is expected to provide more than 80 new jobs. Two manufacturing lines are slated to begin producing plugs in July, 2008. NGK invested a total of $20 million in this facility, which encompasses more than 85,000 square feet.
Shinichi Odo, president and CEO of NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.), said the plant will further strengthen NGK’s global network and better position the company to service its North American manufacturing customers.
West Virginia Governor, Joe Manchin, Senator, Jay Rockefeller, and Representative, Shelley Moore Capito, along with several NGK Spark Plugs executives, addressed the audience that included more than 300 NGK Spark Plug employees who work in the Sissonville plant.
Since 1936, NGK Spark Plugs has been the world leader in technology, innovation and world-class quality in the design of spark plugs and oxygen sensors. Today, NGK manufactures NGK Spark Plugs and NTK Oxygen Sensors for virtually every automotive manufacturer in the world.
NGK has built a reputation for quality and reliability, and a commitment to excellence continues to be the driving force behind the company’s advanced research and development programs. With state-of-the-art manufacturing, inventory and distribution facilities, NGK is dedicated to providing customers with world-class products and services.
In addition to serving OE automotive and aftermarket customers, NGK also produces spark plugs for motorcycle, powersports, marine and small engine manufacturers. NGK also offers complimentary product lines including resistor caps, spark plug wires and high performance cables.
For additional information on products offered by NGK Spark Plugs, visit www.ngksparkplugs.com.