updated 4/15/2011 8:46:14 AM ET 2011-04-15T12:46:14

FLORENCE, Ky., April 14, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The continued upswing in business in the Midwest has spurred plans for expansion at Mazak's Midwest Headquarters and Technology Center located in Schaumburg, Illinois.

The expansion represents Mazak's continuous investment in American manufacturing and coincides with other recent investments, including a new facility in Houston and production expansion at its manufacturing campus in Florence, Kentucky, to meet customer demand.

"The vibrant manufacturing market and our long-term commitment to customers in the Midwest convinced us to accelerate our expansion plans of our Technology Center in Illinois," said Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corporation. "In line with our new Southwest Headquarters and Technology Center in Houston and a new $9 million investment in our Kentucky plant, the goal of the Midwest expansion is to continuously serve our customers with solutions for improved manufacturing productivity to competitiveness of North American manufacturing."

Mazak plans to move quickly on the Midwest expansion project, with a grand opening targeted for April 2012. The expanded facility will feature a new auditorium space, more room for seminars, and a spacious area for customer turnkey projects and test cuts, as well as expanded machine tool technology demonstration facilities.

The company will keep customers up to date on the latest details of this and future investments via its social media outlets and website.

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MazakCorp

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mazak-Corporation/117154221639

About Mazak Corporation

Mazak Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of productivity-improving machine tool solutions. Committed to being a partner to customers with innovative technology, its world-class facility in Florence, Kentucky recently initiated a $9 million manufacturing expansion. The facility's "Production on Demand" manufacturing concept uses the latest in machine tool technologies as part of its lean strategy. Continuous training and development of the workforce has created a "lean" culture, which has created opportunities for continuing growth in America. Mazak maintains eight Technology Centers across North America to provide local hands-on applications, service and sales support to its customers. For more information on Mazak's products and solutions, visit www.mazakusa.com.

Photo caption: Mazak plans expansion of Midwest Regional Headquarters and Technology Center.

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