Centrally located near Rockford in Northern Illinois, Machine Tool Builders (MTB), a remanufacturer and recontroller of gear-cutting and grinding equipment, is expanding its facility to accommodate growth and provide ample space for rebuilding numerous large machines simultaneously. MTB’s new 20,100 square-foot addition includes a new 25-ton overhead crane, which spans half the shop width (50-feet x 150 feet long), has creep speeds, and 25-feet under the hook. Other special features include a climate controlled environment, 35-foot ceiling height and 2-ton jib cranes at each machine building station. This new facility is planned for completion in early 2013, Q1. MTB’s original facility is equipped with a 10-ton overhead crane with creep speeds, a 6,510 square-foot bay with a 25-foot ceiling for machinery rebuilding, and an 8,596 square-foot manufacturing area with a 12-foot ceiling. The low bay houses our inventory, display area, and shop offices and paint booth. This older section will be updated during the addition to be fully climate controlled as well.