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Sprung Structures to unveil its expanded production facility

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$6.5-Million investment in fabrication plant is a response to manufacturing activity and demand for space.

SALT LAKE CITY – Sprung Structures, a provider of tensioned-membrane structures, will unveil its newly expanded production facility on May 2, positioning itself for the return of domestic manufacturing in North America.

The $6.5-million investment in Sprung’s campus in West Jordan, a suburb of Salt Lake City, comes as a response to demand for its membrane structures.

“With manufacturing activity shifting back to North America, we are poised to serve the evolving needs of the industry,” says Phil Sprung, president of Sprung Structures.


“We are seeing a rise in demand for our large-structure facilities by all breadth of manufacturers looking to ramp up production capabilities or in need of space in a hurry. They can’t wait for conventional construction.”

The expanded factory and distribution centre is now 41,000 sq.-ft. on seven acres of land and houses two-million sq.-ft. of inventory. The investment includes smart technology, an updated showroom, and additional office space. The new equipment includes robotics and a specialized computer numerical control (CNC) machine capable of creating customized 50-foot-long aluminum beams.

“We have to increase production somehow so the smart thing to do was to innovate and add technology,” said Sprung. “We are working smarter by optimizing workflows while decreasing overtime. We’ve also increased safety by reducing human errors through automation.”

“Sprung Structures is a vital part of West Jordan’s thriving economy,” says Burton. “We are excited they have made the decision to expand their operation here and believe their choice speaks volumes about our city’s healthy business environment and exceptional workforce.”

Domestic manufacturing activity is fueled in part by supply-chain disruptions, shifting geopolitics and environmental considerations.

The company operated its Utah plant for years but recently catapulted to fame when Elon Musk came calling in 2018 to ramp up production of Tesla’s electric vehicles. Sprung delivered on Musk’s promises to shareholders by building a Model 3 assembly plant in just three weeks.

Sprung clients serviced from the Utah facility include NASA, Apple, Blue Origin, Boeing, Eli Lilly, Exxon, Google, Rio Tinto, Fluor, and Bechtel, some of whom will be at the opening. Sprung Structures is a Calgary, Alta. and Utah-based company.


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