Morris Great Lakes Celebrates New Facility Grand Opening May 8th and 9th

Cranberry Township, PA – March 2013 -  On May 8th and 9th, 2013, Morris Great Lakes is hosting an Open House and officially opening the doors of its new 12,000 square-foot headquarters at 9151 Marshall Road in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. Customers, industry friends, and the general public are invited to attend.

Walk-in guests are invited to stop by on Friday, May 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to see live cutting demonstrations before the event breaks down for the weekend.

[CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA – MARCH 2013]  On May 8th and 9th, 2013, Morris Great Lakes is hosting an Open House and officially opening the doors of its new 12,000 square-foot headquarters at 9151 Marshall Road in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. Customers, industry friends, and the general public are invited to attend.

Open House hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8 and 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 9.  Morris Great Lakes invites visitors who cannot attend the Open House on May 8th or 9th to stop by on Friday, May 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a casual tour of the facility and chance to see live cutting demonstrations. Luncheon foods, snacks, and beverages will be available all days. Special guest Harry Moser, founder of the Reshoring Initiative, is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, May 8. 

More than fourteen CNC machine tools will be under power at the Open House. Okuma technology on display will include a new horizontal machining center, a horizontal machining center utilizing a 10-pallet handling system, vertical lathes, horizontal lathes, and multifunction lathes.  Two vertical machining centers, a super precision lathe and a universal grinder will be shown by Hardinge Group.   Tsugami/REM Sales will exhibit two of their easy to set up and operate bar fed automatic lathes.   Accessories, tooling and software from key industry partners will also be shown.

New construction on the building began last July by W.K. Thomas and Associates of Butler, Pennsylvania. The new facility includes an 8,000 square-foot technical center comprised of machine demonstration areas and facilities for test cutting, research and development, and the development of custom turnkey solutions. The remaining 4,000 square-foot area houses a modern applications engineering department, spare parts, support services, training, and administrative offices.

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 fourteen divisions form one of the largest machine tool distribution networks in North America. The firm is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut and employs more than 500. 

For more information about Morris Great Lakes and its Open House on May 8th and 9th, please contact Corey Johnson, President, Morris Great Lakes at 877-373-8906 or visitwww.morrisgreatlakes.com.