Cutting tool manufacturer Sandvik Coromant (Fair Lawn, New Jersey) recently unveiled its new productivity center in Cypress, California with a VIP event, ribbon-cutting ceremony and an open house. According to the company, the new facility will make it easier for Southwest customers to develop their workforces, see cutting tools in action and discover ways to improve productivity.
More than 100 guests attended the VIP event, which featured facility tours and guest speakers. Sandvik Coromant Global President, Klas Forsström; Sandvik Coromant President of Market Area Americas, John Israelsson; Sandvik Coromant U.S. President, Jamie Price; and Sandvik, Inc. U.S. President, Rick Askin; joined Productivity Center Manager, Robert Page, in cutting the ceremonial ribbon to mark the official opening of the facility. Jon Finn, Director of Operations at Hartwell Corporation, gave a presentation on the importance of innovation, technology and partnership, while Greg Jones, Director of Education and Training at AMT—The Association for Manufacturing Technology, spoke about education and training. A number of local officials were also in attendance, including John B. Bahorski, City Manager; Steve Clarke, Redevelopment Project Manager; Ted J. Commerdinger, Director of Community Development; and Todd Seymore, Cypress City Council Member.
The open house, hosted the following day, attracted 150 local manufacturing representatives. The event included live demonstrations as well as breakoutsessions covering topics ranging from aerospace to education and CAM software. Attendees also had the opportunity to take a photo with Sandvik-sponsored Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 18 NASCAR racecar.