Minneapolis-based Ajax Metal Forming Solutions has announced the opening of a new manufacturing location in Raleigh, North Carolina.  The facility will be the company’s second location and will serve new and existing customers along the Atlantic Coast.

“We did our homework, and the Raleigh/Durham area checks all the boxes,” said Ajax Vice President of Sales Don Wellman. “It’s obvious that the people of the Carolinas take great pride in their work ethic.”

Ajax produces metal parts for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their suppliers. The company forms parts from many variations of steel, aluminum, brass, copper, and alloyed metals. Capabilities at the new plant will include fiber optic laser cutting, computer numeric control (CNC) turret press punching, press brake forming, and Kanban supply chain solutions. Future additions include robotic welding and component assembly.

LVD Strippit CNC turret punch press
The new LVD Strippit CNC punch press (foreground) and Salvagnini L3 fiber laser with a vacuum lift at the Ajax plant in Wilson, North Carolina.
Brake press at Ajax plant in Wilson, NC
An operator forming parts on the Cincinnati brake press at Ajax plant in Wilson, NC

“Proximity plays a huge role in overall customer satisfaction,” Don said. “This new manufacturing site puts us within a day’s reach of our Eastern U.S. customers. We’ll be able to offer many more logistics options.”  The new Ajax plant is located at 2303 Industrial Park Drive in Wilson, North Carolina. The plant covers approximately 25,000 square feet and will employ approximately 20 people during the startup phase.

Kent Djubek, Ajax President, said the company has grown quickly over the past five years due to its culture of quality and exceptional customer service. “Customers want shorter lead times, pristine product quality, and high ethical standards,” he said. “Those have been the keys to our growth. We’ll apply those same business values here in Raleigh.

The ability to form perfect extrusions is an Ajax standard, and we’re extending that exciting capability to our new plant. How important are perfectly-formed extrusions? Just ask any coil manufacturer. They’ll tell you that perfect extrusions can prevent coil assembly problems and speed-up production.

The results? Extended product life. More satisfied end users. Far fewer warranty calls. A distinct competitive advantage.

The superior profile and pristine quality of Ajax extrusions make our tube sheets and fin plates the best in the business.

Tube sheet extrusion close-up
Ajax excels at forming extrusions.  Our proprietary tooling, production processes, and quality inspections are all geared to producing perfect fin plates and tube sheets.  Both Ajax locations produce tube sheets and fin plates.