HIGH POINT, N.C.—Congratulations to Amada America Inc.! The Womble Bond Dickinson client recently broke ground on its new precision sheet metal fabricating equipment manufacturing facility in High Point. The project will create 200 new jobs.

Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys John Hunter and Diana Quarry provided economic development counsel to Amada America on this project and oversaw the acquisition of the site in Guilford County. They both attended the June 20 groundbreaking for the new facility, which will make high-precision press break bending equipment for the U.S. market.

Amada America’s High Point facility represents an $87 million investment. 

In a statement, Amada North America Inc. CEO Yukihiro Fukui said, “Amada believes success comes from listening to the voice of our customers, and locating our newest facility in this area allows us to be close to our customer base in the Southeast.  We look forward to being an active, involved corporate citizen moving forward.”

Amada manufactures, sells and services a line of precision sheet metal fabricating equipment, including punch presses, lasers, press brakes, and flexible manufacturing systems, software and tooling. The company plans to purchase enough land to allow for a second facility at the same site in the future. Amada was established in Seattle, Washington in 1971 and has been located in California since 1973. Its company headquarters are located in Buena Park, California.

John Hunter has been an economic development leader in the Carolinas for more than two decades. He served as Director of Economic Development for the Charlotte Regional Partnership and now works with companies to relocate and expand operations to the region. He has a lengthy track record of successfully advising clients in a wide range of industries and negotiating incentive packages of varying needs and sizes.

Diana Quarry is a commercial real estate lawyer who serves lenders, developers, landlords and tenants across the US. She has helped clients buy, sell and lease office, retail, multi-family, commercial and warehouse projects. She represents borrowers and lenders in syndicated and non-syndicated financings including agreements, term loans and construction loans secured by hotels, multi-use, multi-family, office, retail and other commercial projects.