Maruka Opens Florida Tech Center

22. May 2014

Maruka USA, the exclusive North American distributor of Toyo and FCS injection molding systems, will celebrate the grand opening of their new Technical Center in Largo, Florida by hosting a roundtable discussion between legislators and business leaders on the future of the state’s plastics manufacturing industry.


Scheduled for May 29, the Future of Florida Plastics Manufacturing event will cover job creation, workplace retention and tax benefits available to manufacturers and other businesses in the state.


The event is being co-hosted by 5 Nines Automation, the sales organization serving Maruka customers in Florida and a leading provider of robotics and automation solutions to the manufacturing market.  Steve Fage, founder of  5 Nines Automation, says the panel discussion will help processors learn how they can benefit from Florida's  Sales Tax Exemption Bill HB 7007. Passed on May 1, the bill provides temporary sales and use tax exemption for purchases of certain machinery and equipment.


After the panel discussion, Fage will lead a tour of the Technical Center’s training facility.  Dale Bartholomew, Maruka product manager, will then present a live demonstration of a plastics manufacturing work cell featuring an all-electric Toyo injection molding system, Yushin RCII-250 robot with indexing conveyor, and Conair self-contained loader, thermolator and 3-ton air cooled chiller. Throughout the event, equipment suppliers will be on hand to offer assistance and answer technical questions.


The event will run from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, followed by dinner. visit the Five Nines Automation website.

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