Newcomb Spring Announces Chairman of the Board Retirement After 53 Years of Service

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  • Originally published by Newcomb Spring

Newcomb Spring Corp., a worldwide supplier of custom manufactured springs, wire forms and metal stampings, announces the retirement of G. Donald Jacobson, Jr., CEO and Chairman of the Board.


Jacobson, Jr. began his 53-year career with Newcomb Spring in 1969, following in the footsteps of his both his father, G. Donald Jacobson, and grandfather, George L. C. Jacobson, who became the first President of Newcomb Spring in 1924. Jacobson, Jr. became President in 1988, a position he served until 1999, when he was named Chief Executive Officer.

Under his leadership, Newcomb Spring experienced a large period of expansion, with the opening of several new manufacturing facilities throughout the United States. Focused on improving efficiencies and customer service, Jacobson invested in significant manufacturing technology and equipment upgrades. Today, Newcomb Spring is an advanced spring and metal form manufacturing company with a network of eight locations nationwide and one facility in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

“Don has been a steadfast and innovative thought leader,” said Robert Jacobson, President, Newcomb Spring Corp. “He has exemplified our mission to remain ‘First in Forming®’ with his commitment to advancing technologies and proficiencies, while expanding our footprint to further serve the needs of our customers. His dedication to the staff and partners of Newcomb Spring, and to those in the spring and metal form industry, will continue to inspire us. We send our congratulations to Don for a job well done and thank him for his tremendous service.”

During his storied career, Jacobson also served as President of the New England Spring Manufacturers Association, as well as President of the Spring Manufacturers Institute. As a leader in the metal forming industry, he shared his widely respected expertise during his tenure as Chairman of Springs Magazine and contributed to the creation and publication of the Spring Design Handbook, a widely used manufacturing resource tool.

When asked about his plans for retirement, Jacobson, Jr. noted, “after flying to all the Newcomb plants for so many years, I’ve decided to visit all the states in between. My wife and I bought an RV and are traveling state to state, visiting all the sites. And as an avid boater, I have booked a trip up the Erie Canal.”

“Spring and metal forming is my passion,” he continued. “Since my first day working loading docks to my retirement, I’m happy that Newcomb has thrived, and exceeded so many expectations.”

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Newcomb Spring Corp.

Newcomb Spring Corp. is a worldwide supplier of compression springs, extension springs, torsion springs, wire forms, stampings, rings, hooks and battery contact springs. The company's products are utilized in a variety of industries, including aerospace, agricultural, automotive, computer, medical, military and telecommunications. Family-owned and operated, Newcomb Spring Corp. is headquartered in Alpharetta, GA, and offers additional facilities in California, Connecticut, Colorado, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Ontario, Canada. Newcomb Spring operates with ISO-9001-certified quality systems and delivers a wide range of material capabilities in the manufacture of metal components, specializing in reliability, rapid response times and stringent quality control.