Spartanburg, S.C. – April 3, 2009 –Jeffreys Manufacturing Solutions has opened a new Southeast region showroom at the Spartanburg Community College Tyger River Campus in Duncan featuring vertical and horizontal machining centers produced by OKK USA Corporation of Japan.
OKK, Jeffreys and SCC announced the grand opening of the showroom at a recent press conference and open house at the SCC Tyger River Campus. Demonstrations of several OKK machining centers and showroom tours were also conducted.
“OKK, Jeffreys and SCC are happy to announce the grand opening of the new showroom,” said Yoshitomo Naka, sales manager for OKK USA Corporation in Glendale Heights, IL. “OKK and Jeffreys have opened the showroom on the SCC campus despite the economic slowdown to show support for the Southeast region of the U.S.”
The 10,000 sq. ft. showroom/technical center will be used for Jeffreys’ turnkey projects and customer training. OKK and Jeffreys application engineers will train SCC instructors on this state-of-the-art equipment so the instructors can provide training to SCC students and Jeffreys/OKK customers. Application engineers from OKK and Jeffreys will also work with SCC instructors to develop a curriculum for students. As a result of this partnership, SCC is considering the development of a Master Machine Tool program of study that will offer a certificate or degree.
“This partnership between SCC, Jeffreys and OKK will allow SCC students the opportunity for hands-on training on OKK products that will ultimately make them more valuable employees for local industry after they graduate from SCC and enter the workforce,” said Mike Forrester, SCC’s director of economic development. “The showroom will also bring visitors to the Spartanburg area from several southeastern states and Japan, which is critical as all three organizations seek to expand business partnerships and promote the Upstate as a competitive, thriving location for new and expanding business/industry.”
“This commitment from Jeffreys, OKK and SCC will bring to students, customers and the community gains in knowledge, product development and a well trained workforce. This will result in Southeast manufacturers achieving accelerated market share gains in a global, competitive marketplace,” said Jeffreys President Brooks Barwick,
The showroom is located at 1875 East Main Street in Duncan and will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For additional information contact Mike Forrester at (864) 592-6204 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Spartanburg Community College. SCC offers more than 80 academic programs of study including associate degrees, diplomas and certificates plus University Transfer opportunities for SCC graduates to four-year universities. SCC provides flexible class scheduling including online classes through SCCOnline, FlexStart classes, evening classes and more. The College also offers non-credit classes through the SCC Corporate & Community Education Division. For more information visit www.sccsc.edu.
About Jeffreys Manufacturing Solutions. Jeffreys, a Division of Phillips Corporation, is the exclusive dealer for Haas Automation and OKK vertical, horizontal and five-axis machining centers in a seven state market area (VA, NC, SC, GA, TN, AL, AR). Jeffreys has fully stocked Haas Factory Outlet showrooms in Greensboro NC, Simpsonville SC, Atlanta GA, Nashville TN, Little Rock Arkansas and Birmingham Alabama. For more information visit www.jeffreysmfg.com/
About OKK. Since 1915, customers across the globe have praised the reliability and precision of OKK horizontal and vertical machine tools. To assure 100 percent quality control OKK produces all key components in house. For OKK machine tools all key components are original OKK parts including all spindles, mechanical gears and precision square slide guide ways as well as special controller features.