DMG America recently opened an 11,500-square-foot technical center and showroom in Itasca, Illinois. The facility offers a chance for visitors to see the company's various milling, turning, ultrasonic and laser machining equipment in action. Featuring 15 machines, the facility offers demonstrations of the company's control and virtual machine software; service and support capabilities; and industry-specific solutions for the aerospace, medical, high speed cutting and production machining markets. The new facility employs more than 120 sales, service and support personnel. In addition, the company says it is finalizing plans to open a manufacturing facility in the United States. Its goal is to produce between 300 to 400 units of as many as six machine models each year. Some of these machine models will likely be part of the company's new Ecoline of VMCs and turning centers, which the company says represent its commitment to offer competitively priced, quality equipment to job shops. For more information from DMG America, visit the company's MMSOnline Showroom. For more information about machining center applications, systems and products, visit MMSOnline's Machining Centers Zone.