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New Haas Factory Outlet/Tech Center Opens in Chicago



(l-r) Brad Morris, President and CEO of Morris Group, Inc.; Pat Feichter, Elk Grove Village Trustee; Nancy Czarnik, Elk Grove Village Trustee; Aaron Hornyak, COO of Morris Group, Inc.; Tim Taylor, Vice President of HFO/Chicago; Dave Tucker, President of HFO/Midwest; and Nick Schuchardt, President of MGI Haas Tower

The new 18,500 sq. ft. HFO Tech Center in Elk Grove Village features administrative offices on two floors, with two large bays in the back, one of which houses the showroom, while the other bay houses service, parts and training.

At HFO/Chicago's grand opening, live cutting demonstrations and partner exhibits were displayed in both large bays in the 18,500 sq. ft. Tech Center.

HFO Sales Engineer Ryan Motto-Ross shows customers the added benefits of a Haas VF-4SS integrated with a VersaBuilt robotic loader.

Kyle Edgell of HFO/Chicago demonstrates the features of the compact Haas ST-15Y multitasking CNC lathe with Y-axis, being loaded by a Haas bar feeder for unattended turning and milling of complex parts complete.

A Haas DT-1 high-speed drill/tap machining center integrated with a Midaco pallet shuttle.

A Halter Robotic Loader tended a Haas ST-20Y multitasking CNC turning center, capable of turning and milling precision parts complete.

A Universal Robot from Krygier Design, Inc. loads a Haas ST-20 CNC lathe

Haas Factory Outlet-A Division of Midwest Machinery Resources, LLC (aka HFO/Chicago) recently celebrated the grand opening of its new, larger, Chicago Tech Center in Elk Grove Village. The event included a ribbon cutting ceremony with ownership, management and local government officials taking part.

"Visible to those traveling East along I-90, the new HFO/Chicago Tech Center is located in one of the most densely populated manufacturing hubs in the U.S.," said a company spokesperson. According to Tim Taylor, Vice President of HFO/Chicago, the 18,500 sq. ft standalone facility offers 35% more space than its previous facility, which was located less than a mile away.

The Tech Center's unique layout provides ample space for administrative offices spread out amongst two floors, a showroom with enough floor space to power up a dozen Haas CNC machine tools, and a service and parts department with over $2.0 million worth of spare parts on-hand. The Tech Center also features a rear entrance for local manufacturers to pick up parts, and a training room for both operator and maintenance classes.

During the grand opening celebration, HFO/Chicago took the opportunity to demonstrate a range of solutions to help customers "Step Up to Automation." Automation demonstrations included: three Haas CNC machines integrated with robots, a Haas drill/tap machining center integrated with a Midaco Pallet Shuttle, two Haas CNC lathes integrated with Haas bar feeders and two Haas machining centers featured trunnion rotary tables for 5-axis machining, one of which was the top-spec Haas UMC 750 universal machining center.

For more information contact:

HFO/Chicago-A Div. of Midwest

Machinery Resources, LLC

165 N. Lively Boulevard

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

847-258-2850

www.hfochicago.com

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