Tailgate for Cause Fundraisers

Michael Haughey, President and CEO of North American Stamping Group, met with Michael Gangwisch and Chris Schmid with Tailgate for Cause, who presented him with a custom made Tailgate for Cause Epiphone Guitar.  Michael Haughey bid on the guitar during numerous Tailgate for Cause events held on Tennessee Titans home football games.  North American Stamping Group has been a sponsor for Tailgate for Cause for the past couple of years.  Donations and tips were collected during each Tennessee Titans home football games and Tailgate for Cause would then donate to a different local charity after these events. 
Michael Haughey and everyone at NASG thanks Michael Gangwisch and Chris Schmid and all of V. Alexander for their support of local charities.  It has been a pleasure sponsoring and attending these events.

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Basic Equipment Care Event - Ridgeville Corners, Ohio

North American Stamping Group completed a Basic Equipment Care (BEC) Event in August.  The BEC event was held at our Ridgeville Corners facility in Ohio.  Team members included Wes Heuerman, John Zachrich, Justin Flory, Justen Beauprez, James Smith, Keith Buchop, Zach Hendricks, Sheila Fuller, Jason Franks, and  Jessica Harper.  The team focused on two work centers, Welders 146 and 151.  During the event equipment was fully cleaned, defects and opportunities were identified, work orders were completed and a preventive maintenance inspection process was developed.  The overall expectation of the event was to improve safety, cleanliness and reliability of the equipment while reducing unplanned downtime due to failures caused by poorly maintained equipment.  Overall, the team implemented changes and improvements that resulted in cost savings of approximately $29,380 and 10% productivity improvement.    Thank you to this team for all their hard work during this event.

Scott Whetter Recipient of the ESGR Patriot Award

Scott Whetter, Chief Commercial Officer with NASG was a recipient of the ESGR Patriot Award.  Scott was presented his award by Mr. Fred Kaiser, Volunteer with ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve).

Scott was nominated by Ashley Jedinak, Executive Assistant with NASG at our Farmington Hills, MI office. Ashley’s husband, Bryan Jedinak, is an Ensign of the Naval Reserves.

The Patriot Award is the first in a series of Awards by ESGR presented to an individual supervisor at a National Guard or Reserve member’s civilian workplace. An employee serving in the National Guard or Reserve, or the spouse of a Guard or Reserve member, may nominate individual supervisors and bosses for support provided directly to the nominating Service member and his or her family. The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families, and granting leaves of absence if needed.

In addition to receiving the Patriot Award Scott also signed a Statement of Support.  This document pledges:

  • We fully recognize, honor and comply with the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA).

  • We will provide our managers and supervisors with the tools they need to effectively manage employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.

  • We appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills service members bring to the workforce and will encourage opportunities to hire Guardsmen, Reservists and Veterans.

  • We will continually recognize and support our country’s service members and their families, in peace, in crises and in war.

Congratulations to Scott Whetter and many thanks to Ashley and Ensign Bryan Jedinak of the Naval Reserves for their military service.

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Fast 50 Growing Companies as Ranked by Nashville Business Journal

North American Stamping Group was recognized by the Nashville Business Journal as one of the Fast 50 growing companies in the Nashville region.   Results were calculated on the companies’ revenue growth during the past three years.  NASG was ranked 42nd, with a 28.8% growth rate, overall among private companies within the Nashville region.

Michael Haughey, President and CEO of NASG, said “this award recognizes NASG as a leading and growing manufacturer in the middle Tennessee region. Our team members are the reason for our consistent growth and success in our area of business”.

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In Recognition of Outstanding Excellence

NASG would like to recognize Rick Simpson "Paco" for his efforts in responding to an incident where a contractor became ill on our premises. Paco's quick response to the incident which involved taking control of the situation and asking that 911 be called and administering CPR likely saved this person's life.

Thank you Paco - for all you do at North American Stamping Group.

College Scholarships Awarded to NASG Families

Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) is offering scholarship funds to its current membership and their families. The TN district awarded $17,500 in PMA scholarships in 2019. North American Stamping Group is honored that two of our NASG families have been awarded a portion of the scholarships.

Will Graham and John Goodaker are recipients of a $1,000 scholarship each. Congratulations to both of you.


Will Graham

Will is currently attending Tennessee Tech University where he is majoring in Chemical Engineering. He begins his junior year this summer and will be the eighth Graham to receive a degree from TTU and the second in Engineering. Will is the son of John Graham, Purchasing Manager at NASG.


John Goodaker

John is currently attending Western Kentucky University where he is majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Systems Engineering. He is the husband of Haley Goodaker, Human Resource Generalist at NASG.

Ribbon Cutting - NASG Health & Wellness Center

North American Stamping Group is excited to introduce our NASG Health & Wellness Center, powered by CareHere. This new facility has a medical staff who will provide Primary and Preventive Care to NASG team members. Such care includes sore throat, cold / flu, high blood pressure, diabetes and more.

It will be able to dispense 150+ select generic medications and will also provide health risk assessments (HRAs), annual physicals, health coaching and lab work.

The facility is located on-site at the Corporate Headquarters at 160 Kirby Drive, Portland, Tennessee. NASG team members and their family members who are covered under NASG insurance can visit the Health and Wellness Center at little to no cost.

North American Stamping Group Awarded Scholarship Funds from PMA TN District.

Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) is the full-service trade association representing the $137-billion metalforming industry of North America—the industry that creates precision metal products using stamping, fabricating, spinning, slide forming and roll forming technologies, and other value-added processes. PMA Tennessee is offering scholarship funds to its current membership and their families. The TN District awarded $17,500 in PMA Member scholarships in 2019.

North American Stamping Group is very honored to be considered and awarded a portion of this scholarship grant for our Tool and Die Apprenticeship Program from the PMA Tennessee District.

We are very proud of our program, it’s staff and our students. Operating a program such as ours provides many benefits for our company but also carries with it a significant financial burden, so any form of assistance is very much appreciated. This year our incoming apprentices will receive a portion of this scholarship from PMA to offset the cost of their personal tools required by the program.

Again, we would like to thank PMA Tennessee District and its member companies for this grant. We are proud to be a part of such a forward thinking organization. Larry Dickens with North American Stamping Group was on hand to accept the scholarship from PMA Tennessee group.


North American Stamping Group Acquires Alex Products

Automotive Stamping Industry-Leader
North American Stamping Group Acquires Alex Products

Expansion of automotive seating expertise grows NAFTA footprint
Acquisition set to increase annual revenue by 30%

PORTLAND, TN, Monday, May 14, 2018 – North American Stamping Group (NASG), a leading Tier II automotive stamping and assembly supplier, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Alex Products (AP) with an effective close date of May 13, 2018.

AP has more than 30 years of experience as a leader in safety critical seat structures and components. Alex Products comprises 1,000 associates, and four facilities totaling 450,000 square feet of space. AP’s three manufacturing facilities are located in Ridgeville Corners, Bryan, and Paulding, Ohio, in addition to a Technical Center in Ridgeville Corners and a sales office in Michigan.

AP’s processes include stamping, wire forming, tube bending, resistance welding, mig welding, automated assembly, e-coating, powder coating, and prototype development.

AP’s Technical Center drives innovative tooling and manufacturing processes to support complex welded assemblies and has extensive product validation that leads to a refined launch process. Various customer awards for quality, delivery and best-in-class performance affirm their capabilities.

“NASG was carefully selected to take Alex Products to new heights. Both companies have been privately owned for over 40 years and have a strikingly similar culture – relationships with customers and employees are indispensable,” said David Von Deylen, Owner, Alex Products. “I am invested in the continued success of Alex Products and look forward to expanding the seating business by utilizing NASG’s expanded geographical footprint as the VP of Seating.”

“We look forward to expanding our customer offering by leveraging AP’s seating expertise through their technical centers—a great complement to our current capabilities,” said Michael Haughey, President & CEO of NASG. “AP is a thriving company, which has little overlap with our current operations, while complementing each other on best practices and core competencies. This acquisition also expands our presence in the NAFTA corridor, which has been one of our goals in reaching new customer segments.”

The combined companies will total ten manufacturing facilities, two technical centers, and one sales office, with more than 1.6 million square feet, 2,000 associates and $450 million in annual sales.

About North American Stamping Group
Family-owned, multi-generational and overseen by an independent board of directors, North American Stamping Group is a market-leader in the Tier II automotive stamping and assembly sector providing unique and diversified products to customers for more than 40 years. 

Headquartered in Portland, Tennessee, NASG specializes in exhaust components, seating components, ride control, NVH components, heat shields, structural chassis parts, window regulators, and brake components.

NASG is powered by more than 2,000 employees, two technical centers and ten manufacturing facilities with over 112 stamping presses.

For more information, visit www.nasg.net.

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Mallory Steinbach

Announcement for Immediate Release: November 12, 2017

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Whetter as our new Vice President of Sales & Engineering effective Monday, November 13th. Scott comes to us with 30+ years of automotive experience, haven risen up through the Sales & Engineering ranks throughout his career. His business career includes roles at Texas Instruments, Ford, TRW, Siemens and most recently the Woodbridge Group. At Woodbridge, Scott was Vice President of Sales, The Americas; thereby bringing us a considerable amount of seating experience.

Scott completed his Bachelors of Science at Michigan State University and his Masters of Science, Engineering Management at the University of Tennessee. Scott lives in Michigan with his wife and two children. In order to better service our customers, Scott will remain permanently stationed in Michigan.

Scott’s responsibility will include the execution of our Hoshin strategic plan from the sales and engineering perspective, which includes; ongoing with above average sales growth; expanding our current product portfolio; increasing our value add content; systems & procedure development; the creation of product standards by product type; improving product launch; and succession / progressive planning within his group.

Reporting to Scott will be Colin Turnbull, Director of Advanced Engineering, Aaron Henry, Director of New Launch and Corky McCorkindale, Sales Manager. Scott in turn will report to myself.

Please join me in welcoming Scott to NASG by offering him and his team your full support and cooperation as we continue to strengthen our Sales & Engineering departments.

Michael A. Haughey                                                                                     
President and Chief Executive Officer
North American Stamping Group, LLC