OKUMA America Corp and Morris Group Inc Announce New Tech Center & Grand Opening Event

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 1, 2022) – The management team of Okuma America Corporation, a world-leading builder of CNC machine tools, controls and automation systems, and the management team of Morris Group Inc. (MGI), are pleased to announce a new facility to serve as a product showroom and technical center to showcase CNC machine tools and associated equipment. The public is invited to register and attend a grand opening event to commemorate the new facility on March 15 — 17, 2022.

Okuma and MGI have been business partners for 42 years, with MGI serving as Okuma’s sales, service and product distribution partner in select regions throughout the United States. Today, the two companies announce the opening of a new facility strategically located in Elgin, Illinois, to serve as a product showroom and a technical center for machine tool users in the greater Chicago and Midwest region of the USA. The facility includes both office space and a showroom to house Okuma machine tools and other manufacturing-supportive technologies.

“Morris Midwest is responding to the needs of our customers with this new facility,” said Aaron Hornyak, COO of MGI. “The simple automation on display is an excellent solution to a skilled labor shortage and high product demand. We have created an environment where machines and automation will be on display together with experts to assist in providing solutions to help our customers gain a competitive edge.”

Elgin, Illinois, was strategically selected for the facility due to its proximity to Chicago and other tooling and machining groups in the area. The facility is also conveniently located just 29 miles away from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

“This new facility presents our customers the opportunity to explore a variety of Okuma machine tools and witness live demonstrations that showcase the latest CNC technology and the machines’ accuracy, high precision, and rigid construction,” said Jim King, President and COO, Okuma America Corporation. “Our decades-long partnership with Morris Group Inc., provides our customers with extensive industry expertise and comprehensive support and service to identify the best solutions for their manufacturing challenges.”

For more information, visit: https://www.okuma.com/chicago

To register for the grand opening event, visit: https://www.okuma.com/events/mmw-okuma-tech-center-grand-opening-2022

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