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Beckhoff Automation, LLC - Savage, MN

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Beckhoff Automation Opens Sales and Engineering Center in Charlotte, N.C.

Press release date: Aug 11, 2009

New office to serve as regional headquarters staffed with two new Beckhoff sales and engineering hires

Charlotte, N.C., August 11, 2009 - Beckhoff Automation is pleased to announce the opening of a new Sales and Engineering Center in Charlotte, N.C. The expansion comes as a response to heightened demand from Beckhoff customers in North Carolina and South Carolina for training courses, technical support and sales support.

Beckhoff Automation has also hired Ron Pryor as a Customer Service Engineer and Les Queen as an Application Engineer - both are now based at the Charlotte office. Ron Pryor worked previously for ATC Carolina and has a wealth of PLC, HMI and motion control experience to draw upon. Les Queen joined Beckhoff after working for Cross Automation and running his own systems integration company. He is highly skilled in developing product training courses and will be tasked with teaching classes at Beckhoff's Charlotte and Atlanta area facilities.

"Adding a new Sales and Engineering Center in Charlotte with two skilled automation experts like Les and Ron is instrumental to best serve our customers," said Leo Young, East Region Manager, Beckhoff Automation. "As in all parts of the country, the economic climate continues to be challenging for businesses in the southeast. However, the Beckhoff team is now stronger than ever to help customers through to better days with cost-saving and performance enhancing automation technology. With a strategically stronger presence in Charlotte, Beckhoff's East Region Team can continue to grow market share throughout the Carolinas."

Beckhoff's Charlotte facility is advantageously located near industrial sections of the Charlotte metro area and is a short distance from Charlotte Douglass International Airport and downtown. Measuring over 3,000 square feet, the office features engineering, sales and administration areas and a training room.

With the addition of the Charlotte facility, Beckhoff Automation now has seven regional offices in North America: the Burnsville, Minn. North American headquarters (Minneapolis area); San Diego; Duluth, Ga. (Atlanta area); Mill Creek, Wash. (Seattle area); Fond du Lac, Wisc.; and Guelph, Ontario (Toronto area).

Contact information for the Beckhoff Automation Charlotte, N.C. office is:

Charlotte Sales and Engineering Center
Beckhoff Automation
818 Tyvola Road, Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28217
Phone: 704-910-4367
email: east.usa@beckhoff.com

Beckhoff Automation provides advanced, open automation products based upon proven technologies so that customers can implement high performance control systems faster and at a lower overall cost than traditional PLC and motion control systems. Beckhoff's "New Automation Technology" product range includes PC based control, industrial PCs, automation controllers, operator interface, I/O, servo drives and motors. With representation in more than 60 countries, Beckhoff is well positioned to provide global sales and service to its customers. Sales and service are handled directly, with no intermediaries involved to provide faster response and improved communications.

Please send readers' questions regarding "Beckhoff Automation Charlotte, N.C. Sales and Engineering Center" to:

Beckhoff Automation LLC
12150 Nicollet Ave. S
Burnsville, MN 55337
Phone: 952-890-0000
Fax: 952-890-2888
e-mail: beckhoff.usa@beckhoff.com
www.beckhoffautomation.com

Media contact:
Shane Novacek
Beckhoff Automation
Phone: 952-808-6515
s.novacek@beckhoff.com