Sun Automation Group’s expansion

On September 18, 2017, local, state and national officials gathered at Sun Automation Group’s Glen Arm campus, Maryland, to mark the purchase of 33 acres of land, which includes its 183,000sq ft manufacturing facility.

The celebration brought together customers, employee-owners and corrugated industry veterans to recognise Sun as well as celebrate US manufacturing in the Baltimore area.

“This new facility not only brings together our 118 US employees under one roof, but also allows us to have the space and tools needed to better serve our customers and grow our business,” said Ron Diedeman, president of the Sun Automation Group. “We also have ample opportunity to grow with the room and plan to build another 120,000sq ft facility expansion building in the near future.”

Among the local officials in attendance, secretary, Mike Gill, Maryland Department of Commerce praised the company for its leadership in the community, noting that Sun is a prime example of the growth of business in the state of Maryland. “We just came out with another job report last week and Maryland put 14,000 new jobs on the board,” Gill added.

The theme of the day was ‘Did You Know?’ and the conference included several facts about the importance of the corrugated industry for guests who aren’t familiar with the $147bn industry Sun supports.

“Now we have 131 US employees working together to support our customers around the world,” said Ron Diedeman, president and board member of Sun Automation Group. “And we plan on expanding on that and we plan on growing, and we look forward to offering more employment opportunities for more Marylanders.”