Ingersoll Cutting Tools is proud to announce the start of construction on a new facility at its Rockford campus. Following months of planning, one of the Midwest's oldest architectural firms, Tyson and Billy Architects, P.C. was selected to design the building. Rockford's very own Sjostrom & Sons, a design build contractor, will oversee the construction. The new building has been designed to blend with the steel and glass elements of the two existing headquarters buildings, located at 845 South Lyford Road and will be prominently visible from Interstate 90.
The construction of the third building reiterates Ingersoll's strong commitment to its employees, customers and the economic resurgence of the Rock River Valley. The new one-story facility will encompass 50,000 square feet (4,645 square meters) of space. It will house a highly automated, state-of-the-art product distribution center to serve the NAFTA market. The center will also allow Ingersoll to open up more production space in the existing buildings and speed shipments to the customers.
Each year Ingersoll Cutting Tools hosts multiple training seminars, testing and demonstrations at its Rockford facility to keep end users and partners up to date with the latest metal removal products and applications. The new, well-equipped Technical Center will be used for these seminars which provide the knowledge required to maximize Ingersoll's product performance. The construction project is expected to be complete by March 1, 2012.