March 11, 2008
Kalamazoo Machine Tool (KMT), Portage, Mich., has completed an expansion that provides more room for accessory manufacturing in the machine shop, a separate area for welding and painting, a larger spare parts inventory, and customer service for the company's line of metalworking saws. The company says it has experienced steady growth since 2003.
The 18,000-sq.-ft. facility has almost 2,000 sq. ft. devoted to office space. As part of the expansion, the company added more computers and hired an additional employee to handle the increased order entry, invoicing, and inventory control work.
KMT imports a range of European circular and band saw products, then manufactures accessories for those machines and makes mechanical and electrical modifications to fit the North American market. The expansion allows the company to set up several machines in advance.