Leitz expands U.S. operations, adding location near Reno, Nevada
November 9, 2017 | 4:13 pm UTC
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. –  Leitz has opened a new facility for service in the greater Reno, Nevada area.  
 
Leitz says that in a world that’s becoming less personal, it is re-dedicating itself to meeting customer needs face-to-face. 
 
"We are expanding our reach by offering a dedicated location to serve customers in that region,” says Mike Lind, Leitz CEO. “We recognize there is a growing market in that part of the country," 
 
Leitz offers a full range of services to ensure the best possible tooling value to their customers, including complete tool reconditioning, sharpening, and repair services. 
 
Leitz specializes in high-technology engineering and manufacturing of precision tooling and systems for machining wood, plastics, and advanced composites. Headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany, Leitz operates eight service centers across North America to support convenient and timely response to customer tooling orders. U.S. service centers are located in Grand Rapids, MI, Archdale, NC, Garland, TX, San Bernardino, CA and Kent, WA. Canadian service centers are located in Drummondville, QC and Kitchener, ON.   
 

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