Boston Centerless has made quality its focus at its new 16,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility, which is certified to ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and AS9100 quality management system standards. (Photo courtesy Boston Centerless)

The Fort Wayne, Indiana facility is said to expand the company’s reach and ensure quality for customers in the Midwestern and Western U.S.

June 27, 2022

WOBURN, Mass.—Boston Centerless has opened a second manufacturing plant in response to what the company called robust growth in key market segments in the Midwest and Western United States. The company’s new facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is reported to increase manufacturing and distribution capacity substantially with more than 16,000 additional square feet and state-of-the-art equipment, the company said in a release.

Boston Centerless is a supplier of precision ground bar materials for close tolerance CNC Swiss machining applications. The company provides precision grinding, straightening, and bar end- chamfering services at the new plant, where it also stocks a variety of raw materials.

“Our Midwest and Western customers in the U.S. will now benefit from even shorter lead times,” said Laurent Cros, chief commercial officer of Boston Centerless, in the release. “This investment in a substantial amount of increased capacity and an additional strategically located base of operations represents our commitment to continuously strengthening our supply chain services for our customers.”

The fast-growing team at the Fort Wayne facility has a plant manager and a full crew of certified grinding machine operators. To ensure that world-class quality is maintained at the new plant, Boston Centerless said that skilled personnel at its Massachusetts headquarters carefully trained its Fort Wayne workforce. The Fort Wayne plant carries the same certifications—including ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and AS9100—as the headquarters.

“No matter where we go or what we do, the quality of our materials and services is never compromised,” said David Mersereau, chief operations officer of Boston Centerless, in the release. “We knew that with our expansion to the second facility, maintaining Boston Centerless’s impeccable quality was priority number one. That’s why we took the time to fully train our new operators to achieve Boston Centerless’s level of expertise before producing customer orders.”

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