Coorstek Holds Grand Opening For Newest Facility In South Korea

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CoorsTek Holds Grand Opening for Newest Facility in South Korea


GUMI CITY, May 16 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --


    - All-new custom factory expected to enhance service levels and expand presence in Asia-Pacific

region


    Today, CoorsTek held a grand opening ceremony at their newest technical ceramics

manufacturing facility in South Korea. Significant increases in demand for high-purity and other

specialty ceramics, primarily for the semiconductor manufacturing and flat-panel display industries,

fueled the additional facility.


    The grand opening started at 11:30 a.m. local time and included Mr. Nam Yoo-Chin, Mayor of

Gumi City; Mr. KwanYong Kim, Governor of Gyeonsgsangbuk-do;  Mr. TaeHwan Kim, Member of

Korean National Assembly; Dr. John K. Coors, President, CEO, and Chairman of CoorsTek; Mr.

Mark Petty, Executive Vice President of CoorsTek, Inc.; Mr. Cha Eun-Suk, President of CoorsTek

Korea, and  roughly 200 spectators.


    The new facility, located in Gumi City, Korea, will be more than three times larger than their

current location in Kyungbook and will serve as a manufacturing hub for most of Asia to

accommodate continued market growth in the sector. For neighboring customers including

Samsung, LG Phillips LCD, Hynix, and Magnachip Semiconductor, CoorsTek expects to offer

enhanced customer interaction, higher regionally-built content, and improved service levels.


    "This new, modern facility will significantly expand our capability and presence in the Asia-Pacific

region to serve customers worldwide," states Mr. Eun-Suk Cha, President of CoorsTek Korea, part

of CoorsTek, Inc. "Every element of the new facility was carefully considered to ensure superior

customer support, excellent manufacturing efficiencies, and rapid-build capabilities," he continued.


    More about CoorsTek

    CoorsTek is the largest technical ceramics manufacturer in North America and has facilities in

Europe and Asia. CoorsTek supplies critical components and assemblies for medical, automotive,

semiconductor, aerospace, electronic, power generation, telecommunication, and other high-

technology applications. Utilizing advanced material technologies, the company's engineered

solutions enable its customers' products to overcome technological barriers and improve

performance.  For more information about CoorsTek, please visit the Company's website at



    For high-resolution photos of the grand opening celebration and the new facility, please follow

links below:



(12.7" x 6.9" @ 300 dpi, 3.8 MB) -- Optional photo caption: "The newest CoorsTek facility is

expected to provide high-purity ceramic components primarily for semiconductor industry."



(10.8" x 8.1" @ 300 dpi, 3.4 MB) -- Optional photo caption: "Mr. Eun Cha, President of CoorsTek

Korea, introduces the facility to 200 dignitaries and VIP guests."


   http://www.coorstek.com/resources/images/Dr_John_Coors_Opening_Ceremony.jpg

Industry Manufacturing CoorsTek 2 image

(10.8" x 8.1" @ 300 dpi, 3.4 MB) -- Optional photo caption: "Dr. John K. Coors, President, CEO, and

Chairman of CoorsTek, inc., addresses reception crowd."


    CoorsTek, and Amazing Solutions are registered trademarks of CoorsTek, Inc.


     Media Contact:

     Harrison Hartman


     T: +1 303.277.4559

     F: +1 303.277.4779

     hhartman@coorstek.com


     Product Contact:

     Randel Mercer


     T: +1 408.981.0834

     F: +1 303.277.4779

     rmercer@coorstek.com


SOURCE  CoorsTek

    

    CONTACT:  Media, Harrison Hartman, 

              +1-303-277-4559, 

              hhartman@coorstek.com, or 


              Products, Randel Mercer, 

              +1-408-981-0834, 

              rmercer@coorstek.com, 


              both of CoorsTek, 


              fax, +1-303-277-4779


   Web site:  www.coorstek.com 



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