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AlphaMicron Celebrates the Grand Opening of Its New Facility (09/08/2009)

AlphaMicron, Inc. celebrates the grand opening of its new home on Sept. 14. Located at Centennial Research Park at the intersection of state routes 59 and 261 in Kent, Ohio, AlphaMicron’s new location accommodates the needs of its growing manufacturing operations and expanding staff.  

The high-tech company’s grand opening celebration starts at 12 p.m. with a short program for guests. AlphaMicron Chief Executive Officer Dr. Bahman Taheri will welcome attendees. Speaking remarks will follow from select guests that are scheduled to attend, including Gov. Ted Strickland, Congressman Tim Ryan, Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton and Kent Mayor John Fender. Afterward, AlphaMicron employees will lead guests on a tour of the newly renovated facility. The grand opening event is free and open to the public.

Prior to its relocation, AlphaMicron occupied a 12,000 square foot space on Martinel Drive in Kent. The company now has 30,000 square feet in its new facility and employs 35 people.
 
“When we were considering a move, we wanted to take our company to the next level,” Taheri said. “It’s great for AlphaMicron to launch its next phase of growth in Northeast Ohio and remain in the city of Kent. This is in line with our goal to help the region in strengthening existing and emerging technology ventures and maintain our close relationship with our colleagues at the Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University.”
 
AlphaMicron has invested $1.4 million to date in renovation work to transform a former bus garage into its new permanent home.

The company began production recently and anticipates that new hires will be made as production capacity expands in the new space.

AlphaMicron was founded in 1997 by former faculty members of Kent State’s Liquid Crystal Institute. The company designs and manufactures high-tech military and consumer products. Its technologies are being applied to products which include ski goggles, motorcycle visors, auto-dimming mirrors, flight deck goggles, adaptive windows, shutters and luxury eyewear. For more information about AlphaMicron, please visit www.alphamicron.com.

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Media Contacts:
Chris Smith, chris@alphamicron.com, 330-676-0648
Erin Pike, erin@alphamicron.com, 330-676-0648
Emily Vincent, evincen2@kent.edu, 330-672-8595

 
 

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