Methods Machine Tools Inc. plans to establish a new manufacturing and distribution center in Fort Worth, Tex., by February 2023. The new, 285,000 square-foot operation will be Methods’ “flagship production, engineering, and logistics hub,” according to its announcement, and the site will host technical training and demonstration programs conducted by Methods’ engineering, applications, and automation experts.
Methods is headquartered in Sudbury, Mass., and it already maintains 11 technical centers and a precision center.
Methods Machine Tools supplies high-quality, high-precision machine tools, and automation packages, and it designs integrated custom machining processes and systems.
Company owner and chairman Scott McIver commented, “Decades ago, (founder Clement McIver, Sr.) envisioned Texas one day becoming a central location to support our long-term growth. Today, on behalf of my family, I’m humbled and proud to see his vision become reality.”
Late last year Methods expanded acquired Koch Machine Tool, with operations in Dallas and Houston, as part of a strategy to expand into new regional markets.
“Our Texas hub is a foundational piece of our national expansion strategy,” according to Methods president and CEO Mark Wright. “For the most sophisticated manufacturing across all verticals, our new facility will uniquely position us to better serve our customers throughout the greater Southwest, Pacific Coast regions, and Mexico.
“Our customers and our growing dealer network want more of our automation solutions and unmatched machine tools,” Wright continued. “With proximity to Houston’s deep water port and excellent access to highways systems, we will strengthen our national supply chain to rapidly fulfill our increasing demand.”
Methods is hiring workers now at both Texas locations, and at its 11 other locations, with more openings to come with the opening next year in Fort Worth.