In September, 2011, ITW Corporate officers approved a capital equipment request made on behalf of ITW Heartland. This request was submitted by Heartland’s Manufactured Products business unit in response to the consistent loyalty of its customers who have made it clear that they prefer to do business with ITW Heartland so long as there is sufficient capacity to support it.
This investment will consist of a Mazak Nexus HCN-4000 horizontal CNC machining center and an auxiliary twelve pallet rail system designed to increase manufacturing efficiencies and complement future CNC machining center investments. “We are extremely grateful that our parent company recognizes our success and is willing to continually invest in our future” says Jim Pospisil, Manufactured Products’ Business Unit Manager. “By investing in us in this way, they are allowing us to continually meet the needs of our customers while fulfilling our stated objective of being a world-class horizontal CNC machining facility.”
Manufactured Products’ Production Manager Mark Petersen expects that the new system will be up and running by April of 2012.
About ITW Heartland
ITW Heartland is a certified leader in precision engineered machines, parts, gears, and electro-mechanical products. Located in Alexandria, Minnesota, ITW Heartland has four distinct divisions: Spiroid Gearing (design and manufacturing of custom right angle drives, gear boxes and loose gearing); Manufactured Products (low to mid quantity precision machining with a specific expertise in horizontal CNC technology); Strategic Assembly Solutions (complete machine design and assembly services); and ITW Gear Machines (designer and manufacturer of full line of high speed gear inspection and gear burnishing die equipment). As an Illinios Tool Works Company, ITW Heartland operates from a position of financial stability, engineering excellence, and refined manufacturing process.