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SEP 2018

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SHOP TALK MMS SEPTEMBER 2018 48 Industry News DMG MORI to Relocate U.S. Headquarters to Chicago's South Side BY PETER ZELINSKI | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF In a joint statement recently made with Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, machine tool builder DMG MORI announced its intention to relocate its headquarters from its current site in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, to Chicago's South Side. No specific site has yet been chosen for the new building, but the company expects to locate its new headquarters and showroom on or near the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). DMG MORI USA President James Nudo says a temporary office will be established on IIT's campus before the end of the year, and the new facility will likely be completed in 2021. I had the chance to speak with him about this move, the main reason for which can be stated in a single word: "Talent," he says. Ensuring a supply of engineering talent ready to meet the demand the company foresees is an ongoing concern. "We will need to hire at least 100 more application engineers in the next three years. Our customers want more automation and process engineering, and we want to give it to them." But this need places DMG MORI in direct competition with other industrial employers facing similar needs. Taking up residence on-site or in proximity to IIT will offer a way to essentially move to the front of the line, becoming a daily presence in the lives of soon-to-be engineers. Among the staff at the new location will be an engineering recruiter ready to extend opportunities to promising candidates the company discovers through its interaction with students. IIT, with its main campus located on West 35th Street in Chicago, is a private, independent research university with a total student enrollment The new site will serve as the company's principal U.S. showroom. Seen here is the current showroom. The photo was taken earlier this year at the company's Innovation Days event.

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