World’s largest machine tool manufacturer joins reshoring effort
Florence, Kentucky, June 22, 2011 – Mazak Corporation, the world’s largest machine tool manufacturer, today announced the company has signed on as a sponsor of the Reshoring Initiative. The Reshoring Initiative is a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting thebenefits of domestic sourcing and bringing manufacturing jobs back to U.S. shores.
“We have been successfully manufacturing machines in Florence, Kentucky for over thirty years, so we have a unique understanding of the importance of the Reshoring Initiative,” said Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corporation. “It’s important to us at Mazak that we support North American manufacturers, and do what we can to ensure that this industry stays strong for years to come.”
“We’re very excited and proud to have Mazak Corporation join as a sponsor,” said Harry Moser, founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative. “Having an industry leader like Mazak join our efforts increases our influence and reach in theindustry.”
Additional information on The Reshoring Initiative is available at www.reshorenow.org.
About Mazak Corporation
Mazak Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of productivity-improving machinetool solutions. Committed to being a partner to customers with innovative technology, its world-class facility in Florence, Kentucky recently increased its production capacity to 150 machines per month in 2011. The facility’s “Production on Demand” manufacturing concept uses the latest in machine tool technologies as part of its lean strategy. Continuous training and development of the workforce has created a “lean” culture, which has created opportunities for continuing growth in America. Mazak maintains eight Technology Centers across North America to provide local hands-on applications, service and sales support to its customers. For more information on Mazak’s products and solutions, visit www.mazakusa.com or follow us on Twitter at @MazakCorp.