Hughes Parker Industries has made $1.1 million in capital investments this year to meet marketplace demand. Most recently, the company has purchased a $500,000 laser cutting center for the Lawrenceburg facility and has invested $250,000 in equipment for the Manchester facility. Hughes Parker now supplies metal stamping, fabrication, welding, assembly, E-Coating, and powder painting services to these diverse industries: appliance, automotive, heavy truck, HVAC, lawn and garden, and recreation/laser products. Notable clients include Carrier, Cummins, Sharp, and Yamaha.
The new cutting center in Lawrenceburg enhances process control, capability, and productivity, and it is also designed for ergonomic operation. Modern, open design controls based on the Windows operating system ensure ease of operation. An enclosed operator cabin with a fume and residue extraction system enhances safety. A key use of the laser system is in making prototype parts for pre– production; this allows customers to test the design before investing in hard tooling. New equipment installed in Manchester includes a press brake and a turret punch. These systems increase the company’s capacity for sheet-metal fabrication.
Hughes Parker general manager Mike Stigall underscores the importance of ongoing investment in equipment. “We have been expanding our business capabilities in recent years to broaden our offering and meet customer demand – including more presses, robotic welders, radio frequency inventory system, and electronic order entry. Our latest capital investments will help us accommodate more business and increase our efficiency. We have a reliable dedicated workforce, and we appreciate the efforts of all our employees as they contribute to the company’s growth and success.”
Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce President Randy Brewer notes, “Hughes Parker is a great example of a local business that has developed into a strong contributor to our industrial community and employer-base. Hughes Parker has met the challenges of growing and remaining competitive while serving a wide variety of customer needs. We appreciate the most recent investment the company has made in Lawrenceburg, and we thank them for their contributions to our community.”
Hughes Parker Industries LLC is owned by JMAC Incorporated of Worthington Ohio with two plants in Lawrenceburg and one in Manchester Tennessee. The company specializes in precision metal stamping and related services for copper, brass, stainless steel, and aluminum materials. Hughes Parker is QS 9000 registered and will soon upgrade to TS 16949. The company employees about 150 people.
Source: (Lawrence County Advocate)