Maxson Automatic Machinery Company, of Westerly, RI, USA, a manufacturer of sheeters, has announced a multi-million dollar expansion that will include additional office and production facilities for greater capacity and CNC machine tools to enhance productivity.
The new 50,000 square foot facility will house fabrication, plasma cutting, metal forming, painting, and assembly operations with associated engineering design and support staff. The building is scheduled to be in production by the third quarter of 2008. A large capacity, multi-tasking CNC turning mill is the centerpiece of a capital investment in machine tools. This purpose built machine tool is scheduled for a fourth quarter 2008 delivery.
“With the market’s enthusiastic acceptance of our sheeter products over the past few years, we enter 2008 with a healthy backlog,” says Maxson President Joseph Matthews. “Although international sales have become our fastest growing market segment, overall business has increased so significantly that we require additional floor space to service our growing customer base.”
In a related event, Maxson and the state of Rhode Island have entered into an employee training assistance program that educates new hires and upgrades the skills of the existing work force. “Working with the state government, we are training new employees and upgrading our existing staff to be flexible, competent in multiple skills, and educated in new technology thereby maintaining a lean work force,” Matthews says.