ST. MARYS – The City of St. Marys would like to welcome Kosei into the community following its recent acquisition of AAP St. Marys.

Patrick McGowan

St. Marys Mayor Patrick J. McGowan

“We had to opportunity to meet with Kosei’s leadership group earlier this week and are appreciative of their commitment to St. Marys. We had a wonderful, 30-year relationship with the folks from Hitachi Metals (AAP’s parent company) and look forward to continuing that relationship with Kosei.”

During the meeting this week, city officials also had the opportunity to meet with Kosei President Shunkichi Kamiya.

“I would like to thank Mr. Kamiya for his investment in our community. “He spoke very highly of our community, its workforce and expressed a desire to be a part of St. Marys. I look forward to having a long-lasting and mutual beneficial relationship with Mr. Kamiya and Kosei.”

McGowan said the acquisition is a good example of organic growth.

In addition to the business relationships with local Japanese companies, the City is proud of its cultural relationship with the businesses based in Japan.

“We have had a strong sister city relationship with Awaji City for decades. We feel this cultural exchange is vital to our strong relationship with our Japanese companies.”

“Organic growth is paramount to the City of St. Marys. We take great pride in fostering an atmosphere where our companies can grow and expand from within. We truly feel we have great partnerships with our companies.”

St. Marys Manager of Industrial and Community Development Michael Burkholder

“This is great news for the City of St. Marys. “We look forward to working with Kosei for years to come.”