In recognition of the continued hard work and dedication of all its employees, Mazak Corporation recently hosted an employee appreciation event with special guests Team Penske drivers Brad Keselowski #2 Ford Mustang (MENCS)/Ford Mustang (NXS) and Austin Cindric #22 Mazak Ford Mustang (NXS). The drivers met Mazak employees in the National Technology Center on the company’s North American Manufacturing Headquarters campus in Florence, Kentucky, and emphasized the importance of team Mazak’s contributions to Team Penske winning races.
Mazak President Dan Janka and the Mazak executive team kicked off the event welcoming Keselowski and Cindric. After addressing and thanking the employees, the Team Penske drivers conducted a Q&A session, mingled with Mazak employees and made themselves available for photos and autographs. Employees were then able to get up close and personal with the Team Penske #22 Mazak Ford Mustang that was brought to the event.
Mazak has provided advanced technology and unparalleled machining capabilities to Team Penske for over 25 years. Over that time, Team Penske has grown into a legendary success and Mazak has been with them every step of the way. As one of the original sponsors of Team Penske’s current NASCAR program, Mazak has become a strong and valued member of Team Penske, and as the organization has grown, so has Mazak’s involvement. From simple brackets to complex custom engine parts, the multi-tasking capability and advanced technology provided by Mazak production equipment has played a vital role in the success of Team Penske’s IndyCar, NASCAR and Grand-Am/Sports Car teams.