Hardinge Opens Technical Center, Appoints Executive

The recently opened Hardinge Grinding Group Technical Center in Elgin, Ill., houses all Hardinge Grinding Group brands: Kellenberger, Jones & Shipmen, Hauser, Tschudin, and USACH. The Chicago-area technical center will offer application engineering support, design and integration of automation systems, sales, service, and part support, among other functions. The company’s currently grinding location in Elmira, N.Y., will continue to operate as its Northeast Regional Grinding Technical Center.

In other news, Harding has appointed James P. Langa president of its turning/milling group. Mr. Langa was previously responsible for the company’s turning and milling operations in Asia. In addition to managing the operations globally in his new position, Mr. Langa will continue to serve as senior vice president for the overall Hardinge Inc. company.