Hennig, AME Expanding Multiple Illinois Facilities

The expansions of these sister companies will add some 100 jobs to the area and accommodate increased customer demand for the company’s machine tool protection and components products.

Hennig Inc. and its sister company, Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. (AME) are expanding multiple facilities in a multimillion-dollar effort that is expected to add as many as 100 jobs to the Rockford, Illinois, area. The expansion involves three facilities between Hennig’s location in Machesney Park and AME’s location in Rockford.

Hennig is adding a total of 28,000 square feet of manufacturing space onto its existing buildings to accommodate increased customer demand and to grow business. AME’s expansion will increase capacity for several of its product lines including Amrok workholding products and Amsaw sawing systems.

“The expansion will not only increase our top line revenue and overall profitability, but more importantly, it will also allow us to grow our market share in our backup power generation business (Genset) that we started 10 years ago,” says AME/Hennig president and CEO Dietmar Goellner. “Within the next two years, we plan to add as many as 100 employees once the construction is complete: 50 in Rockford and 50 in Machesney Park.”

All three expansions are expected to be complete by June 2018.

Hennig designs and manufactures machine protection and coolant/chip management systems. AME manufactures machine tool components and metalcutting machines.

Both companies have invested heavily in new equipment to place in the new additions. Hennig acquired two large fiver laser cutting machines and a large press brake, while AME acquired its second large Toyoda HMC with complete automation for its workholding manufacturing.