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Calpis America held a Grand Opening ceremony for their first Manufacturing and Headquarters Facility

June 20, 2014

Officials perform the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Calpis Grand Opening event.
On June 20, 2014, Calpis America, Inc. celebrated the Grand Opening of their first manufacturing and headquarters facility in the US at Peachtree City, GA. Calpis will produce its direct-fed microbial product, CALSPORIN®. 
In order to share this memorable occasion, Mr. Fujio Yamada, President and CEO of Calpis Co., Ltd. flew in from Japan. Some of the honored guest speakers were Mr. Scott McMurray (Director of International Investment, Georgia Department of Economic Development), Mr. Steve Brown (Chairman, Fayette County Commissioners), The Honorable Vanessa Fleisch (Mayor, City of Peachtree City), and The Honorable Kazuo Sunaga (Consul General and Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta).  
A total of more than 200 guests from both the US and Japanese communities gathered to celebrate this festive event. 
Starting with the feasibility study, InSpec Group took charge of the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction for this project.
Opening of a Sake Barrel Ceremony
Mr. Fujio Yamada, President,
Calpis Co., Ltd.
The Honorable Vanessa Fleisch,
Mayor, City of Peachtree City
The Honorable Kazuo Sunaga,
Consulate-General of Japan in Atlanta  
The Honorable Scott McMurray,
Director of International Investment,
GA Department of Economic Development
The Honorable Youhei Hiraguri,
Acting Chairman,
Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Georgia
The Honorable Steve Brown, Chairman,
Fayette County Commissioners

The Honorable Matt Brass,
District Field Representative,
Office of Congressman Lynn Westmoreland
Mr. Masato Yoshida, President, 
Calpis America, Inc.

About InSpec Group

InSpec Group is a diverse, multi-disciplinary, engineering, procurement, construction firm providing complete facility planning and construction services as well as energy solutions and reliable onsite support across a myriad of industries from offices on the US west coast, southeastern US, and the American heartland as well as Tokyo, JAPAN. Our three key factors to navigate customers’ projects to success are: 1) in-house design teams, 2) unique open-book method, and 3) outstanding construction schedule and budget management. InSpec Group proudly offers an unsurpassed level of service in not only the planning, engineering, and construction of industrial facilities, but long-term sustainability and efficiency as well. For more information on InSpec Group, please visit


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