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Universal Alloy Corporation Purchases Land For Expansion

May 21, 2015

Canton, GA (May 21, 2015) Expansion, success and growth, all words that encompass Universal Alloy Corporation (UAC). This year has been a banner year for UAC, whose headquarters is in Canton, having been named Boeing’s Supplier of the Year and having secured a 10 year contract with the American multinational corporation. UAC now announces the purchase of 44-acres of land for a future expansion project.


The search for the perfect piece of property began in 2014. The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) identified eight potential sites around Cherokee County to present to the company. “In particular Misti Martin and Heath Tippens from the Cherokee Office of Economic Development worked diligently to locate the right strategic property to ensure the best fit for our growth and future success,” said Chip Poth, CEO-Universal Alloy Corporation. In the end, UAC chose a site in Ball Ground to expand into due to the rail spur access that is imperative as they intend to supply the Boeing Company finished parts for wing assemblies in Puget Sound, Washington.


“Universal Alloy Corporation has an outstanding reputation both locally and internationally.  We are flattered that they have chosen the City of Ball Ground as the location for their next expansion,” stated Rick Roberts, Mayor of Ball Ground who also serves on one of COED’s Development Authority boards. The known slogan of Ball Ground is, “Where We Roll Out the Red Carpet, Not the Red Tape,” Mayor Roberts believes this philosophy contributed to the city being the best fit for UAC’s prospected growth.


“UAC exemplifies our vision for industry in Cherokee County,” began Marshall Day, COED Chairman. “Since opening their corporate headquarters in Canton, UAC has thrived and it is clear they take pride in their work, their employees and the community in which they operate.” An opinion that was confirmed in Chip Poth’s comments about the purchase, “This land purchase represents the first step in UAC’s ability to continue to grow investment in facilities, capabilities and employment in Cherokee County,” he continues, “UAC is committed that manufacturing growth for the company will continue to occur in Cherokee.”