Originally Published MPMN October 2005
Automation Company's New Facility Exceeds 1 Million Square Feet
A machine tool builder has begun construction of a new 211,000-sq ft building at its headquarters and manufacturing facility. The addition is the third building expansion for Haas Automation (Oxnard, CA; www.haascnc.com) in nine years. It will push the company's total capacity past 1 million sq ft.
"That's why we bought 86 acres when we moved here," says the company's general manager, Bob Murray. "We planned that, as our business grew, we'd put up new buildings to expand our capabilities."
The company is on target to produce 10,000 machines in 2005. It claims to have developed the industry's first fully programmable rotary indexer. Currently, the firm offers a complete line of CNC machining centers and turning centers.
"The new building will serve as a warehouse for component parts, as well as inventory of finished machines," says Murray. "This will free existing space for more manufacturing."
Completion is expected in February 2006.
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