Haas Factory Outlet, also known as HFO/Chicago, is a division of Midwest Machinery Resources, LLC. HFO/Chicago is an exclusive distributor for Haas CNC machine tools and rotary products and has served the Northern Illinois and Indiana manufacturing community for over 20 years.
Earlier this year, Haas celebrated its grand opening of the new Chicago Tech Center, located in the heart of Elk Grove Village. The Tech Center offers 35% more space than their previous EGV facility equipped with offices, showrooms, and a service and parts department. It also features a great space for CNC operator and maintenance training. The expansion was made possible with the 6B property tax incentive, which HFO/Chicago was approved for last year.
During the 6B tax incentive process, Tim Taylor, VP and General Manager of HFO/Chicago, stated that Elk Grove Village was tremendously helpful with understanding the requirements to move forward. Haas partnered with Blue Water Builders, a construction company located in EGV, who specializes in 6B tax incentive construction projects (and was also recently approved for a 6B-approved expansion) to make the construction process smooth.
Along with the ability to partner and work with local companies, Elk Grove Village continues to be the ideal location for HFO/Chicago for several reasons. The HFO/Chicago signage can be seen from I-90, which provides outstanding visibility for the company. "It's a famous area for all big machine tool manufacturers, and we finally have our spot," declared Taylor.
Many local manufacturers can surely benefit from HFO/Chicago's location too, thanks to O'Hare International Airport located nearby. "We can fly in customers anytime to see our showroom," stated Taylor. The HFO/Chicago showroom has enough space needed to power dozens of Haas CNC machine tools, along with a vast inventory of spare parts on hand. Customers can come by and take a tour, see a demo, and even purchase parts.
HFO/Chicago offers open tours, test cuts, and provides product launch support for local manufacturers. To learn more about Haas' new tech center in Elk Grove Village, visit HFOChicago.com or stop by the facility located at 165 N. Lively Boulevard.