Morris Great Lakes Breaks Ground On New Headquarters

Windsor, CT (July 11, 2012) Morris Great Lakes (www.morrisgreatlakes.com), a division of Morris Group, Inc. (www.morrisgroupinc.com), broke ground for a new headquarters in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania on July 3.  Morris Great Lakes supplies advanced machine tools and related engineering, technology, and support services to manufacturers of precision machined parts in western Pennsylvania, western New York, and the state of West Virginia.

After reviewing several alternative locations in Pennsylvania and New York, Corey Johnson, President of Morris Great Lakes, chose to keep the company’s headquarters in Butler County.

“We’re very pleased to be staying in Cranberry Township,” states Johnson. “It’s been home to us for almost ten years and after a lengthy search process, we decided that this was the best place for us to build. The location is central to our regional customer base. We’re not only excited about our expanded, new headquarters; we’re excited about helping the area grow.”

The 12,000 square-foot facility will include an 8,000 square-foot state-of-the-art technical center housing machine demonstration areas and test-cutting or trial areas devoted to developing custom turnkey and automated manufacturing solutions for customers. The remaining square footage will be reserved for application engineering, parts, service, and administrative offices. W.K. Thomas and Associates of Butler, Pennsylvania was selected to construct the facility, due to open in December 2012.

Morris Great Lakes currently employs 35 people. It is the exclusive regional distributor of Okuma,Tsugami,Hardinge,and Bridgeport CNC machine tools. In addition to new machine tools, Morris Great Lakes provides engineered solutions, replacement parts, service, preventive maintenance and other services including customer consultation, financing, installation, training, and disposition of retired machines.  Its customers are manufacturers of precision machined parts from virtually every industry, including aerospace, medical, automotive, and heavy industries.

Morris Great Lakes is a division of Morris Group, Inc. whose history of serving the manufacturing community dates back to 1941. Its thirteen divisions form one of the largest machine tool distribution networks in North America. The firm is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut and employs more than 400.

Pictured from left to right: Brent Thomas, President, W.K. Thomas & Associates; Corey Johnson, President, Morris Great Lakes; and John Rodgers, Vice President Operations, Morris Great Lakes at the ground breaking ceremony for the building of the new 12,000 square-foot Morris Great Lakes headquarters in Cranberry Township.