MakerBot Opens New, Larger Factory in Brooklyn

Fri Jun 7, 2013 6:30am EDT

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MakerBot Opens New, Larger Factory in Brooklyn

Grand Opening of New 50,000 Square Foot Facility at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 7

MakerBot:

WHO:   MakerBot brings new meaning to “Made in the USA” and even “Made in NY” with “Made with Brooklyn Pride!” MakerBot is excited to announce it has moved and expanded its production facility to a larger location in Brooklyn, where MakerBot currently employees more than 100 “productors” tasked with building MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers. And… MakerBot is hiring another 50+ employees at its new location in coming months.
 
WHAT: The MakerBot Factory, located in the Sunset Park district of Brooklyn, officially opens its doors on Friday, June 7, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., to invited guests and media. The state-of-the-art facility boasts 50,000 square feet of production and warehouse space to meet the growing demand for MakerBot desktop 3D printers.

 

Invited guests are invited to meet MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis and have a tour of the MakerBot Factory.

 
WHEN: Invited Guests & Press Grand Opening

11:00 a.m., Friday, June 7

 
WHERE:

148 39th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)

Brooklyn, NY

(Note: Subway D, M, N, R – 10 minute walk)

RSVP: jenifer.howard@makerbot.com

 
WHY:

Founded in 2009, Brooklyn-based MakerBot has grown to be a global leader in desktop 3D printing. MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers are used by engineers, designers, researchers, and people who just like to make things. The MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer has been named Popular Mechanics’ “Overall Winner” for best 3D printer and has numerous awards, including being honored as one of Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2012; “Best Emerging Tech” at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show; won Popular Mechanics’ Editor’s Choice Award; the Popular Science Product of the Year; and was awarded a TechCrunch Crunchies Award for best hardware start-up; a Gold Edison Award for Best Design; and a Fast Company 2012 Innovation by Design Award, as well as being named by Fast Company as “One of the World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Electronics” and highlighted in Entrepreneur magazine’s “100 Brilliant Companies.” The company has been featured on the cover of WIRED, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Inc., Worth, The Colbert Report, Fast Company, Engadget, Make: Magazine, Rolling Stone, Time.com, Entrepreneur, Worth, IEEE Spectrum, CNN, Financial Times, NPR, Vogue Italia and many others. Follow MakerBot @MakerBot.

MakerBot
Jenifer Howard, 203-273-4246 (mobile/text)
Jenifer.howard@makerbot.com

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