Machine tool builder Mazak will host “Your Manufacturing Future? Refocus, Rediscover and Reinvent” (R3), a three-day event designed to help customers evaluate their positions in the marketplace and formulate plans to improve competitiveness as the economy rebounds. Scheduled for September 15-17 at the company’s National Technology Center in Florence, Kentucky, R3 will serve as the debut for more than a dozen machine tools incorporating new technologies.
In addition to an opportunity to tour the company’s manufacturing plant, visitors can attend a tiered learning program at the Mazak Learning Center. Dubbed Mazak Progressive Learning, the program offers training for all skill levels, ranging from self-paced workforce development to hands-on application and development courses at the Center for Multi-Tasking and Manufacturing Excellence.
“When the economy turns around, the shops that thrive will not be those that simply survived, but the ones that planned and invested with an eye on the future,” says Brian Papke, company president.