Ingersoll Cutting Tools is proud to announce the start of construction on a new facility at its Rockford campus. Following months of planning, one of the Midwest’s oldest architectural firms, Tyson and Billy Architects, P.C., was selected to design the building. Rockford’s own Sjostrom & Sons—a design/build contractor—will oversee the construction. The new building has been designed to blend with the steel and glass elements of the two existing headquarters buildings, and it will be prominently visible from Interstate 90.
The construction of the third building reiterates Ingersoll’s strong commitment to its employees, customers, and the economic resurgence of the Rock River Valley. The new one-story facility will encompass 50,000 square feet of space. It will house a highly automated, state of the art product distribution center to serve the NAFTA market. The center will also allow Ingersoll to open up more production space in the existing buildings and speed shipments to customers.
Each year Ingersoll Cutting Tools hosts multiple training seminars, testing, and demonstrations at its Rockford facility to keep end users and partners up to date with the latest metal removal products and applications. The new, well-equipped Technical Center will be used for these seminars, which provide the knowledge required to maximize Ingersoll’s product performance. The construction project is expected to be complete by March 1, 2012.
Ingersoll Cutting Tools, a member of IMC group, is a world leader in the design and manufacture of standard and special indexable cutting tools for a complete range of metal removal applications for all industries (see profile in this issue). IMC group is owned by Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. More information can be found at [www.ingersoll-imc.com].