On October 5th, JX Nippon Mining and Metals USA, Inc. (JX USA) celebrated a groundbreaking event for the construction of their new state-of-the-art electronic materials manufacturing plant. This groundbreaking event was held in Mesa, Arizona and featured special talks given by Leaders from JX USA, Arizona Commerce Authority, and State and Local Officials. The 273,000 square-foot facility is located on 63 acres at the northeast corner of Germann Road and Crismon Road. This event full of tradition was an exciting and special gathering, marking the first day of construction for this new project.
The newly built manufacturing plant will create more than 100 jobs when complete ( slated for 2025), making it one of JX’s largest projects yet. The plant will produce sputtering targets for semiconductors and more than double the production of JX USA’s existing Chandler plant to meet customer needs worldwide. With its state-of-the-art facilities and innovative technology, JX USA is poised to become one of the leading manufacturers of electronic materials in the City of Mesa.
KBD Group is honored to partner with JX USA to help build their new facility. This significant collaboration will help JX USA expand its operations in the United States. This will solidify its place as one of the leading electronic materials manufacturer into the future.
In the construction industry, a groundbreaking ceremony is a traditional event that marks the first day of construction for a new project. A shovel (or multiple shovels) are used to dig into the project site ground. The shovel is a ceremonial element itself and is sometimes colored gold. Many cultures celebrate this practice, and these ceremonies often include notable guests, such as politicians and business leaders. This event can sometimes include a bulldozer in place of the shovel, or in some cases, both a shovel and bulldozer are used in this special event.
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