Leominster, MA – October 2, 2015 – AIS, an award-winning manufacturer of commercial office furniture based in Leominster, Massachusetts will open its doors to the public on October 2nd in celebration of Manufacturing Month. The company is a Shingo Prize award winner, recognized as an early innovator in sustainable, lean manufacturing. The event is part of an effort to show the importance of manufacturing as well as to draw attention to the outstanding career opportunities that manufacturing can provide. Facility tours, demonstrations, presentations and discussions are planned for the event. Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor, Karyn Polito, and City of Leominster Mayor, Dean J. Mazzarella, will be in attendance at the event.
The event will be held at AIS’ new consolidated facility, “Tucker,” located on Tucker Drive in Leominster, MA. The 588,000 square foot plant is a state of the art manufacturing site, which allowed the company to consolidate five Massachusetts locations into one, increasing efficiencies and lead-times. The facility currently houses the warehouse, distribution, shipping, receiving, woodshop, assembly, engineering and management. Approximately 400 employees are currently working in this location, with an additional 200 relocating into the building within a year.
“We are excited to open our doors and show the public how manufacturing can thrive here in Massachusetts,” said Steve Savage, COO of AIS. “As a Massachusetts-based manufacturer for over 25 years, AIS has grown from just a handful of employees and customers to a $140M company with nearly 500 employees in Massachusetts and customers world-wide. It’s something we are very proud of and we always welcome the opportunity to share with others how we’ve succeeded, in an effort to boost manufacturing as a whole in North America.”
Manufacturing Day is an annual national event executed at the local level supported by thousands of manufacturers as they host students, teachers, parents and other local community members at open houses, plant tours and presentations designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers. The Baker Administration and the Massachusetts Legislature are expected to declare October as Manufacturing Month in Massachusetts.
Registration for the event is required, to register or for more information please visit www.mfgday.com.