United Grinding Unveils New Ohio Facility
The new facility will consolidate the company’s offerings in a single location in Miamisburg, Ohio.
After breaking ground a little more than a year ago, United Grinding North America organized an event to celebrate the opening of its new 110,000-square-foot headquarters in Miamisburg, Ohio. The open house included speeches by representatives of United Grinding North America and the Körber Group, as well as Miamisburg Mayor Dick Church Jr. The event continued with a ribbon-cutting by several executives alongside a robot, followed by tours of the new facility. The building brings the company’s cylindrical, surface and profile grinding business units together with its automation and rebuilding departments from its previously separate buildings. Significantly, staff from the company’s tool- and cutter-grinding machines and measurement systems sectors, formerly located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, will also be relocating to the new facility.
With this consolidation into one new location, the company is seeking to provide improved service to its North American customers. Moving its Virginia employees to a joint location enhances the efficiency with which its support network can address customer concerns, encouraging synergy across multiple areas of service. Furthermore, the building provides room for the company to continue to grow, and the city of Miamisburg has pledged to support this growth, going so far as to build a new road to link the facility to the highway. With computer-aided workflow, an efficient loading area, and newly consolidated support staff, the new facility is designed to improve its customers’ experience.
The new Solutions Center provides space for comprehensive software training and demonstrations, while its streamlined rebuilding process has made it possible to increase workflow efficiency. The result is an optimized process designed to quickly offer customers the turnkey solutions they require, the company says.
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