OMAX Announces Major Headquarters Expansion
The new facility is designed to extend company’s training, technology research and development, and engineering efforts in manufacturing advanced abrasive waterjet machines.
OMAX® Corporation (Kent, WA) designs, manufactures, markets and supports its advanced abrasive waterjet machines and accessories from its manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters in Kent. The company has announced the largest expansion of its campus since opening the Kent facility in 1999, adding a new 22,000 sq ft building that will extend the company’s training, research and development, and engineering efforts.
The company has experienced significant growth over the past several years, making the expansion necessary. In fact, OMAX was recently named, for the second time, to Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America for achieving 21 percent business growth between 2008 and 2011.
According to Dr. John Cheung, the chief executive officer of OMAX, such growth can be attributed in part to the 2009 launch of its cost-effective MAXIEM® JetCutting® Center Series, which makes abrasive waterjet technology more accessible. Another key growth contributor is the team’s commitment to continuously developing and supporting new and improved technologies that meet the diverse and ever-changing needs of manufacturers worldwide.
The building expansion allows for a new dedicated training space, including a lab area, where sales representatives, distributors and end-users can gain the highest levels of understanding and retention of the world’s most advanced abrasive waterjet technology. The expansion will also increase the company’s research and development and engineering capacities, allowing for better support of existing solutions and faster, more efficient development of new machines and accessories.
The manufacturer plans to complete the building expansion this month, at which point the entire OMAX campus in Kent will encompass 130,000 sq ft of space spread across three buildings.
OMAX designs and manufactures the world’s most advanced abrasive waterjet technology in a variety of table sizes and price points that are backed by unmatched support and powered by the company’s intuitive control software to bring affordable performance to a continuously expanding range of industries. www.omax.com