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Hemmer finishes major expansion of Mazak manufacturing plant
FLORENCE, Ky. (February 26, 2015) ? Paul Hemmer Company (Hemmer) has completed a major expansion and multi-step renovation of Mazak Corporation’s manufacturing facility in Northern Kentucky this month. The overall project, which extended over two years and included many elements, is part of a $30 million additional investment by Mazak in its North American operations in Northern Kentucky.
The expansion and renovation of the manufacturing facility involved a series of projects by Hemmer. A major element, and one of the first, was construction of a two-bay expansion. The 91,000 sq. ft. expansion increased the plant size by more than 20 percent. When that was completed, Hemmer constructed a new 5,800 sq. ft. office mezzanine within the plant facility. As the mezzanine project neared completion, Hemmer assisted Mazak in proceeding with an expansion and renovation program of areas within the plant to increase productivity and efficiency. This included construction and relocation of manufacturing, machining and assembly operations throughout the facility. This final element of Mazak’s expansion and renovation was completed this month.
Mazak, a highly regarded industrial leader in the Tri-state region, is a leading provider of innovative, productive machine tools and systems. The company employs about 750 at its North American Headquarters and Manufacturing Campus in Northern Kentucky, where its footprint covers about 800,000 square feet. Its buildings sit on three of the four corners at the intersection of Industrial Road and Foundation Drive. (Mazak has a Florence address, but some of its larger structures are within the city of Elsmere.)
Hemmer team members who led the manufacturing plant expansion projects at Mazak included: President Paul Hemmer, Senior Vice President John Curtin, Senior Project Manager Dave Middendorf, and Superintendent Joe Keller. KZF Design coordinated all project design/architecture.
About Paul Hemmer Company
Paul Hemmer Company is a construction management, building services and real estate development firm with a history in the Tri-state dating back to 1921, when it began operation as the John M. Hemmer Construction Company. Reorganized in 1982 as the Paul Hemmer Company, it has since developed for sale and investment more than six million square feet of industrial, commercial and retail property. Specializing in design/build industrial, commercial, and retail construction, Paul Hemmer Company also offers real estate services, including site selection, leasing, sales, and property and asset management. Visit us at: www.PaulHemmer.com. Follow us at: facebook.com/PaulHemmerCompany
About Mazak Corporation
Mazak Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of productive machine tool solutions. Committed to being a partner to customers with innovative technology, its world-class facility in Florence, Kentucky, produces over 100 models of turning centers, Multi-Tasking machines and vertical machining centers, including 5- axis models. Continuously investing in manufacturing technology allows the Kentucky iSMART Factory to be the most advanced and efficient in the industry, providing high-quality and reliable products through its “Production-On-Demand” practice. Mazak maintains eight Technology Centers across North America to provide local hands-on applications, service and sales support to customers. Visit at www.mazakusa.com; follow at facebook.com/MazakCorp