AME to Break Ground for New, $3.5M Facility Expansion


The 30,000-sq. ft. addition will bring up to 100 jobs to the local community and increase capacity for several AME product lines.

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. (AME),, a global manufacturer and distributor of precision machine tool components and metal cutting solutions, is excited to announce its groundbreaking event for a new facility expansion.

AME will break ground on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. 2500 Latham St, Rockford, IL 61103 (north side of facility) with Cord Construction,, leading all development processes. The new building addition will be located just north of the ABI building.

“The expansion will not only increase our top line revenue and overall profitability, but more importantly, it will also allow us to grow our market share in our backup power generation business (Genset) that we started 10 years ago,” explains Dietmar Goellner, AME/Hennig Inc. President & CEO. “We must increase capacity quickly to meet customer demand.”

Goellner is excited for the benefits the expansion will bring to the local community, including additional business for their local suppliers, and more manufacturing jobs for the local community.

“We at AME and Hennig consider ourselves to be manufacturing activists and we are bullish for the state of manufacturing in the United States,” claims Goellner. “We’re certainly doing our part to grow the manufacturing sector through our apprenticeship and other employee development programs. We passionately hope the United States manufacturing sector will again reach the glory days of the past.”

AME’s apprenticeship,, program is closing the skills gap in manufacturing with on-site paid training, providing the experience needed for a successful career.


About Advanced Machine & Engineering Co.

Advanced Machine & Engineering® (AME) was founded in 1966 out of Rockford, Illinois (USA) by Willy Goellner. Originally known as Advanced Engineering Co., AME has developed into a global leader in machine tool components and metal cutting machines for over 50 years. With strong core values supporting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education, AME’s robust apprenticeship and community outreach programs ensure a secure, innovative environment that supports AME facilities and the development of the American manufacturing movement.

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