MakerBot Looks West to Connect with Local Schools and Businesses

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Schools currently using MakerBot 3D Printers

Founded and headquartered in Brooklyn, MakerBot has always had a strong foothold in East Coast markets. When it comes to the countless businesses and schools throughout the United States that use MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers, many are on the East Coast.

Today MakerBot is proud to announce that we’ve expanded our level of sales support and training on the West Coast with a West Territory Manager and a MakerBot Demo Center at the Stratasys office in Valencia, California. MakerBot believes that this presence will further drive adoption of MakerBot 3D Printers among businesses and schools in the region.

MakerBot will leverage Stratasys’ substantial infrastructure and resources in the new time zone to support existing partners and to host events for teachers, students, and business interested in the benefits of the MakerBot experience. In a successful pilot program, MakerBot recently distributed 18 MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D printers to key universities and schools across California to familiarize them with MakerBot and to learn how we can distinctly meet their needs. The results have been promising, generating compelling user projects and an increase in regional sales.

“Having a greater local presence in the nation’s most populous state will help us strengthen our relationships with resellers and customers” said MakerBot GM Lauren Goglick. “We’re looking forward to welcoming more of the region’s world class schools into our growing community of educators, and introducing our full set of professional solutions to the region’s designers and engineers.”

Joining the Stratasys office in Valencia, California, is part of a continued collaboration between MakerBot and Stratasys. MakerBot benefits considerably from Stratasys’ 27 years of industry experience and vast global network, exhibited earlier this year when the two companies began cross-selling their products and collaborating closely on quality assurance and product development. MakerBot is also leveraging Stratasys offices and resources in other regions around the world.