Maverick Technologies Opens PlantFloor 24

Always-on support center provides full-service, platform-independent hardware, software, networking and process support.

Cutting the ribbon (L-R) Kevin Hutchinson, Mayor, Columbia, Ill., Paul Galeski, CEO, and Kirk Norris, SVP Strategic Manufacturing Solutions.
Cutting the ribbon (L-R) Kevin Hutchinson, Mayor, Columbia, Ill., Paul Galeski, CEO, and Kirk Norris, SVP Strategic Manufacturing Solutions.

Maverick Technologies (www.mavtechglobal.com), perhaps the world's largest systems integrator, unveiled its newly constructed global operations center in Columbia, IL. The center will be the hub of its new PlantFloor24 offering. The offering allows manufacturers to outsource automation services previously handled by nternal staff or outside vendors.

The operations center offers full remote monitoring, diagnostics and testing capabilities. Resources can be deployed as needed from a pool of more than 500 engineers on staff at Maverick's 19 strategically located U.S. facilities.

"No one else in the industry is offering anything like PlantFloor24," said Kirk Norris, Maverick sr. vice president of strategic manufacturing solutions. "We provide more services than small systems integrators, with expertise in a broader range of platforms than an OEM. As a result, our clients get objective, comprehensive support for all their technologies."

Norris directs PlantFloor24 along with Bill Stewart, vice president of corporate planning and strategy. Norris formerly served as plant manager at Anheuser-Busch and Stewart formerly worked as a technical leader at The Dow Chemical Company, so each brings extensive experience and unique insight to his leadership role.

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