Bourn & Koch to Host Open House During IMTS Week

Bourn & Koch is hosting an open house at its Rockford, Illinois headquarters during IMTS in September, 2018.

Bourn & Koch is inviting the manufacturing community to a “Made in America” open house at its Rockford, Illinois, headquarters on Wednesday, September 12, and Friday, September 14, 2018.

Tours will be held at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on both days, including a display of original prints from Blanchard, Fellows, Springfield, DeVlieg, Bullard, Barber Coleman and other brands which the company is curating. Factory tours also include the 130,000-square-foot shop floor where the company remanufactures classic American machine tools and builds Springfield vertical grinders, Blanchard rotary grinders, Bourn & Koch gear hobbers, Fellows shapers and DeVlieg milling machines. A redesigned and reengineered Blanchard 22AD-42 rotary surface grinder will be highlighted.

Historian, engineer and Bourn & Koch co-founder, Loyd Koch, will be greeting visitors during the event. Attendees should RSVP to Tyler Free at tfree@bourn-koch.com.

The company is located in Rockford’s industrial zone, which is approximately 90 miles from McCormick Place, the location of IMTS 2018. For those who cannot attend the open house during IMTS, other tour dates are available by appointment. The company will simultaneously be exhibiting at the show that same week, showcasing its Springfield VBG vertical grinder, the fully automated Fellows 10-4 gear shaper, the Bourn & Koch 100H-T turning and hobbing center, and the Blanchard 8AD-12 surface grinder.