Kraft Machines open U.S. office

CONYERS, Ga. –   German machine manufacturer G. Kraft Maschinenbau GmbH has opened a North American subsidiary, Kraft Machines Inc. Located in Conyers, Georgia, the company provides special-purpose machinery, including machines for flooring, doors and frames, material handling systems, as well as packing solutions for woodworking companies. Kraft Machines will be showcasing its product line at IWF, Booth C-3046. North America's largest woodworking trade show, IWF takes place Aug. 22-25 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Axalta expands wood finishing capability

Philadelphia, Penn.  – Axalta said it has increased the manufacturing capability for its global industrial business by investing in the 56,000-square-foot Northern Stacks complex in Fridley, Minnesota. Axalta will use the facility for research and development, focused application work for its Industrial Wood coatings business, and warehousing and coatings production across its focused business segments. The building will begin production trials next month.

Leuco expands U.S. cutting tool operation

VILLA RICA, Ga. - Leuco Tool Corp. has broken ground on the expansion of its administration and production building in Villa Rica, Georgia. The tooling manufacturer said years of continuous growth resulted in the company reaching its limit in terms of available space. The modern, expanded building will house a showroom, training center, office and production areas, as well as an updated employee break room.