Hirschmann celebrates new facility opening

07 March 2008

Cutting the ribbon at the new Hirschmann Controls facility were, from left, Laurie Burns, group vice

Cutting the ribbon at the new Hirschmann Controls facility were, from left, Laurie Burns, group vice president of worldwide sales, Hirschmann Automation and Control, Inc.; Mark Hendel, president Hirsc

Hirschmann Automation and Control, Inc. recently celebrated the inauguration of its new facility in Chambersburg, PA. More than 200 customers, local government officials, business leaders from the Chambersburg area, and the CEOs from Hirschmann's international subsidiaries were in attendance for the opening of Hirschmann's Headquarters for the Americas.

“This building helps us take one more step towards our goal of continuously improving our Americas operations,” said Mark Hendel, president of Hirschmann's US division. “It allows us to grow and expand to meet the needs of our customers while providing a workspace that promotes maximum efficiency and cooperation.”

The new 35,000 square foot facility features expanded office and warehouse space along with a state-of-the art training and conference center. The facility houses Hirschmann's three divisions: ECS (electronic control systems); INET (industrial networking), and ICON (industrial connectors). Hirschmann US employs 76 people that support the North and South American Markets.

The event included remarks from Wilfred Muskens, deputy secretary Pennsylvania Office of International Business Development; Terry Punt, Pennsylvania State Senator (33rd District); Jake Kaufman, president, Chambersburg Area Development Corporation; and Laurie Burns, group vice president of sales, Hirschmann Automation and Control Worldwide.

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