LAWRENCE, Kan. — The new U.S. Engineering Metalworks facility is officially open. On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, the Metalworks team hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony with remarks from U.S. Engineering leadership and local and state officials. The Lawrence facility includes over 100,000 square feet of indoor manufacturing space as well as additional acreage.
Metalworks Vice President, Midwest Region, Kevin Sears emceed the event, and President Scott Mitchell opened the ceremony, “Today our theme is ‘It Starts With You,’ and because of all of you, we were able to provide this beautiful facility for the community and for our customers going forward.”
U.S. Engineering Holdings CEO Tyler Nottberg, in his remarks, continued that focus on people: “We’re committed to helping our team members develop new skills, creating whole new career paths, developing new products and creating stronger partnerships.”
Holdings president Tim Moormeier also spoke at the ceremony, thanking our partners on the venture and noting, “This is the start of a whole new vision of our future and strategy. We are super excited to work in this facility for both the community and the owners.”
Other event speakers included Lawrence Mayor Courtney Shipley, Lawrence Chamber Vice President of Economic Development Steve Kelly, and Kansas Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary for Business Development Paul Hughes, who emphasized, “What you’re doing is building a nation. When you see this floor in regular operations, this is infrastructure being built. This is new capacity. This is new capability. You are the giants on whose shoulders we stand.”
Nottberg closed out the ceremony by saying that “this investment is about looking far into the future, hoping that one day, our future colleagues, most of whom none of us in this room will ever meet, can look back and say that we made a difference, and that we earned all of our successes together. I want to thank all of you for being here today to be part of this experience. I want to thank especially our U.S Engineering team members who have made it possible.”
After the Lawrence Police Department Honor Guard performed an official flag ceremony, a team of leaders cut the ceremonial ribbon, and U.S. Engineering Metalworks embarked on a new chapter.