September 2017

September 05, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Mazak Corporation
300 Commerce Dr.
Schaumburg, IL 60173

About our Site:

Mazak Corporation Technology Centers

Our network of eight Technology Centers strategically located across North America put component machining demonstrations, experienced applications engineers and comprehensive training in close proximity to you. Furthermore, these Technology Centers play a key role in channeling customer input to Mazak manufacturing for the development of new machine tool technology.

Mazak's Midwest Technology Center expansion introduced a completely repositioned regional sales offce and product tech center showroom that doubled their exisitng building size.  High visibility and bold architectural features create iconic impact along I-90 in Schaumburg.  The technology center was expanded and a new façade was added to the existing structure. The interior refresh included white marble, glass, and polished stainless steel highlighting sophisticated machine tools that are visible to motorist. A new outdoor courtyard is framed by feature wall in front of hospitality spaces and training facilities that were part of the 50,000 SF addition.


About our Speakers:

Our speakers will be Kevin Bates who is the Regional General Manager for Mazak Corporation and Mike Stratsky who is the Project Manager for Mazak Corporation.  Karl Heitman will also present.

Karl Heitman is founder and president of Heitman Architects Incorporated, a Chicago area-based firm specializing in corporate office and industrial facility planning and design.  Over the past 24 years, Heitman Architects has been responsible for more than 45 million square-feet of successful-built projects in the US and abroad including more than 8 million square-feet of LEED certified facilities.  Beyond single project delivery, Heitman helps clients leverage building information and tecnology across their custom value chain by creating unique applications that range from real estate standards prototyping to cost segregation modeling.  Karl has been practicing architecture for 38 years and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Houston.  Karl will tell the story of cost effective conceptual design while maximizing visibility.  

About our Presentation:

Kevin and Mike will speak as to what Mazak does, how they use their building and why they expanded.  They will also talk to an issue they had with pressure build up between the showroom/warehouse and the office space.

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