10/27/2011 | 1 MINUTE READ

Absolute Machine Tools, Inc. and AccuteX EDM Officially Opened Doors to New Technical Center

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On a sunny, blustery morning – October 25, 2011 – Absolute Machine Tools, Inc. and AccuteX EDM officially opened the doors of its new 44,000 sq. ft. Technical Center in Mason, Ohio with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

About 200 well-wishers comprised of customers, employees, machine tool partners, distributors, suppliers, and city, state, and federal officials, witnessed the jubilant event. Pictured from left to right are: Courtney Ortner, Gertrude Whitaker – District Director for Congresswoman Jean Schmidt, Steve Ortner – President of Absolute Machine Tools Inc., Ray Liang, President of AccuteX EDM, and Don Prince – Mayor of Mason, Ohio.

“I'm grateful and thankful to be standing here today”, said Steve Ortner. “When this company started in 1988 in half of a two car garage in Elyria, Ohio with two people, and one of them was me, I never dreamed I'd be standing here today in front of this magnificent facility. While I would like to take credit for all of this, I did the easy part; I just wrote the checks. A company is only as good as its people. I am blessed to have a wonderful group of over 40 of the hardest-working, most dedicated people on the planet. Without them, we wouldn't be here today.” Mr. Ortner also thanked the city of Mason, the company’s international partners AccuteX Technologies, Tongtai Machine and Tool Co., Ltd., Johnford Roundtop Machinery Industries Co., Ltd., and You Ji Machine and Industrial Co., Ltd. Several representatives from those companies travelled from Taiwan to participate in the Grand Opening.

The event also included remarks by the Mayor of Mason, Don Prince, who formally welcomed the companies and their employees to the city. Mrs. Ortner read a proclamation delivered by Ohio Governor John R. Kasich and Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor. She also read a welcoming letter from State Senator Shannon Jones. Congresswoman Jean Schmidt, representing the 2nd District of Ohio also prepared a certificate for the companies, which was presented by Gertrude Whitaker, District Director. A festive Oktoberfest and Open House followed the ceremony.