Vollmer of America has announced an Open House Celebration for its new facility in Findlay Township, Pa., scheduled for Oct. 22-23. Vollmer broke ground on May 11, 2019 at the new site, near Pittsburgh International Airport. The new 30,000 ft2 building is in its finishing stages and the Vollmer team is getting ready to move in.
Vollmer, which produces grinding and erosion machines in woodworking and metalworking industries, has had its North American sales and service subsidiary in Carnegie, Pa. for the last 23 years. Having outgrown the building’s capacities, the company decided in 2018 that it was time for a new building, tripling the size of the showroom alone to allow for more machine demonstrations and trainings for customers as well as new employees.
“The new facility is setting our new benchmark for success for decades to come and ensure that we are able to offer our valued customers the support and service they need in North America,” said Peter Allen, president of Vollmer of America.
Some of the highlights of the new building are the doubled warehouse space for best possible machine availability, a significantly increased showroom for a variety of machine demonstrations and trainings as well as the in-house fitness room for employees. The new facility has a modern look with lots of glass, steel and concrete as well as high ceilings in strategic places. Furthermore, the 5.8 acre lot provides room for future expansions.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Open House
Vollmer is welcoming customers, suppliers, partners, journalists and town officials the afternoon of Thursday, October 22nd for the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, which will begin the Open House Celebration. The Open House will also include tours and announcements from Vollmer management. More information on hours and agenda will be released soon.
Open House & Technology Day
On Friday October 23rd, guests will have the chance to see live demos of many different Vollmer machines and be informed about new technologies in presentations and workshops. Several partner companies will be on site as well, informing customers about their latest technologies and innovative product offers.
With more than 800 employees worldwide, the Vollmer Group recently launched its new VLaser 270 for tool machining. The North American subsidiary currently counts 27 employees, 21 of which are based out of the Carnegie (soon to be Findlay Township) office. The other 6 are located throughout the U.S. for sales and service.