EO Opens New Assembly Plant

Edmund Optics has opened a new assembly and advanced design facility in Tucson, AZ, its second location in the state. This 21,225 sq. ft state-of-the-art facility will support advanced design efforts and high-volume manufacturing services, including cleanroom assembly and incoming inspection with numerous testing capabilities such as MTF, straylight, thermal cycle, shock, and vibration.

Advanced design facility in Tucson, AZ (Source: Edmund Optics)

Customers will now have access to more sophisticated commercial and ITAR compliant offerings at a regional location on the West Coast, in addition to other Edmund Optics facilities, domestically and internationally. “We are pleased to be able to now provide additional design and assembly services for our customer’s most demanding and complex applications”, says Greg Hollows, vice president of Edmund Optics’ imaging business unit.

In addition, new technology jobs will be created in Tucson. “This new facility will allow Edmund Optics to build a larger collaborative partnership with Arizona Optics Initiative (AOI) and the Arizona Technology Council (AZTC)”, said Robert Edmund, CEO and chairman of the board. “It solidifies our commitment to Tucson and AZTC Optics Valley initiatives.” This facility has already hired six new engineers and plans to add additional technical and skilled assembly talent over the course of this year. (Source: Edmund Optics)

Further reading: The Tucson Expansion

Link: Regional Offices, Edmund Optics Inc., Barrington, New Jersey, USA

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