On March 1, 2021, Laser Marking Technologies (LMT; Caro, MI) opened a new facility in Chandler, AZ to support, service, and develop customer relationships in the southwestern U.S. The new facility joins the company’s Caro, MI and Sarasota, FL locations; with the acquisition of both the land and the building, LMT is fully staffed to support customers in a new time zone.
“The EV and the renewable energy sector is migrating from neighboring states and expanding into the Southwest. LMT, as a company, has noticed these trends and wants to continue our partnership with these companies and emerging technologies. So, with that in mind, we have made a significant investment to support these sectors,” says Rick Weisbarth, LMT’s President of Sales and Industrial Development.
The new location, which hosts a full-service applications laboratory, will work with LMT’s other two applications laboratories to assist its customers in selecting the proper laser marking, laser ablating, laser welding, and 3D laser metal printing in the additive manufacturing market.
The purchase of the property and the facility is expected to pave the way for additional industry and customer support. The location will be targeting renewable energy vertical specific systems. To that end, LMT will partner with Arizona State University (ASU) solar energy startup SunFlex Solar to develop the next wave of solar manufacturing initiatives. SunFlex Solar was founded by ASU Research Assistant Technologist Kate Fisher, Associate Professor Zachary Holman, Assistant Research Professor Zhengshan “Jason” Yu, and Doctoral Student Barry Hartweg. Fisher intends to increase the efficiency of solar panels, which would allow a reduction in solar panel size. And when she does, LMT will be prepared to move the resulting product into the market.
The new facility is located at the Eastpoint Business Park in Chandler, in the heart of the aerospace and technology sector: 3270 North Colorado St, Chandler, AZ 85225.
Source: Laser Marking Technologies press release