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GM Nameplate's East Coast Operations Moving to North Carolina

10 September 2014

GM Nameplate Release

GM Nameplate, a leader in user interface systems and product identity solutions, announced today that it has completed upgrades to its North Carolina facility and will consolidate its two East Coast manufacturing operations. The company will move all existing equipment and resources from its Dover, New Hampshire manufacturing plant to its Monroe, North Carolina plant. The move will be complete by December 31, 2014. 

GM Nameplate has grown its business tremendously over the past 5 years and the change is part of GM Nameplate’s continuous improvement strategies. The company expects the move to have an immediate and positive impact on services. “The consolidation puts all of our East Coast services under one roof – engineering, art, vast production capabilities,” said Bruce Cleckley, GM Nameplate CEO. “It will dramatically increase efficiencies and provide the best value to our customers.”

All New Hampshire employees have been offered employment in North Carolina and are being supported through the transition. “We recognize that this impacts families and communities. We took this decision very seriously but ultimately, consolidating our facilities makes us a stronger company. To remain a vital, growing business, we must adapt to the needs of our customers, and we are better suited to grow on the 20 acre campus in North Carolina,” said Cleckley. 

GM Nameplate customers can expect minimal impact to services during the transition. Jack Sharrett, President of both East Coast locations, has been preparing for the move with an extensive renovation of the North Carolina plant. “Our North Carolina facility is fully prepared to handle the increase in staffing and grow overall sales as a result of the move. We expect our service level to improve in support of our customers’ needs,” reports Sharrett.

The New Hampshire plant was acquired in 2010 with the purchase of Park Nameplate. GM Nameplate currently leases the 50,000 sq. ft. facility and employs approximately 80 individuals there. 

About GM Nameplate
Since 1954, GMN has been serving companies across nearly every industry with custom designed manufactured components. Started as a nameplate manufacturer, today GMN’s capabilities include die-cuts, labels, front panel integration, printed electronics and biosensors, large format digital graphics, brand identity pieces, injection and compression molded plastics, elastomer keypads, value-added assemblies, and more. GMN is privately owned with corporate headquarters in Seattle, WA, and employs more than 1,000 at its facilities in North America and Asia. The company is recognized as a leading international manufacturer with a reputation of meeting and exceeding customer expectations every time.

Media Contact:
Cynthia Schulte 
GM Nameplate
206-284-2200
cindys@gmnameplate.com
www.gmnameplate.com



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