GF Machining Solutions Celebrates New California Facility

GF Machining Solutions welcomed more than 150 guests, including many city and state officials, at the grand opening of its new Irvine, California, facility on Oct. 9.

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FROM RIGHT TO LEFT:  James Jackson, Head of Business Unit Americas for GF Piping Systems;  Pietro Lori, Head of GF Piping Systems & Member of the Executive Committee in Switzerland; Glynn Fletcher, President GF Machining Solutions Americas; Irvine Mayor Steven S. Choi, Ph.D.; and State Assembly Republican Member Donald P. Wagner (68th Assembly District)

GF Machining Solutions welcomed more than 150 guests, including many city and state officials, at the grand opening of its new Irvine, Calif., facility on Oct. 9. The event featured a formal ribbon cutting ceremony followed by guided tours, product displays, machine demonstrations and presentations.

The new Irvine building, which also houses GF Piping Systems, allows the companies to better support customers throughout the Western region through advanced technology, support and training. It also increases opportunities for collaboration between GF Machining Solutions and local manufacturers on the development of new technology and improvement of processes. The 105,000-square-foot campus includes 23,000 square feet of office, engineering, technical support and training space and 82,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space.

At the event, GF Machining Solutions showcased several of its products. Specifically, the company highlighted its newest technologies in 3- and 5-axis high-speed and high-performance machining centers and in EDM, as well as System 3R tooling and automation technology.

Glynn Fletcher, president of GF Machining Solutions Americas said, “The new Irvine location will further strengthen customer service. We want to provide extraordinary service and support for our customers in this region, and are investing in the resources to ensure that this is the case. The opening of this superb facility reinforces that commitment.”

Hosting the official ceremonies at the event were Glynn Fletcher; James Jackson, head of Business Unit Americas for GF Piping Systems; and Pietro Lori, head of GF Piping Systems and member of the executive committee in Switzerland.

“GF already has a significant U.S. footprint with many locations across the country,” said James Jackson, head of Business Unit Americas. “Our new larger facilities allow us to increase our presence on the West coast by providing additional custom manufacturing, training capabilities and expanded personnel.”