Congressman, NASA Administrator Visit Mazak Manufacturing Campus
Mazak Corporation recently hosted NASA’s new administrator James Frederick “Jim” Bridenstine and Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky at its Florence, Kentucky, North American Manufacturing headquarters.
Mazak Corp. recently hosted NASA’s new administrator James Frederick “Jim” Bridenstine and Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky at its Florence, Kentucky, North American manufacturing headquarters. The administrator and congressman made a special trip to Mazak after attending a round-table event with Mazak President Dan Janka, representatives of local aerospace manufacturers and educational leaders as well as three Ohio state congressmen and other area politicians. The event highlighted the large number of aeronautical-based companies that operate within the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region and rely on suppliers such as Mazak for new and innovative manufacturing technology.
At Mazak, Mr. Bridenstine and Mr. Massie toured the company’s iSmart Factory, as well as its National Technology Center. Some Mazak technologies coincided with Mr. Bridenstine’s roundtable presentation on NASA and his plans for the agency, including the incorporation of technology that will enable astronauts to make a return trip to the moon by 2024 for potentially a year-long stay.
According to Mr. Janka, “Mazak has long held a prominent role in the aerospace industry as well as other segments. This is why Rep. Massie invited us to attend the aerospace roundtable and why he and Jim were eager to tour our manufacturing operations.The entire team at Mazak is honored to continue contributing to the American space program, and we look forward to seeing what NASA accomplishes next.”