BUILDING EXPANSION AT MATRIC
Final Web Status Update Posted 9/29/06:
The glass walls surrounding the Surface Mount area are being expanded. The ESD floor coating is being applied to the last 1/3 of the floor. The rear utility building is being finished. (see photos)
A 20,000 square feet expansion is nearly finished at Matric. The most urgent reason for the building addition is to provide a dedicated manufacturing space for the production of wind turbine, blade pitch control systems. The addition will also serve as much-needed warehouse space for raw materials and finished goods storage.
Other reasons for the expansion include the purchase of a new automatic SMT system that required a lot of manufacturing space that was already congested. Restructuring the manufacturing portion at Matric has been challenging since the arrival of the new equipment in early 2006. Once the addition is complete, the manufacturing portion will be able to spread out into the area currently being occupied by the production of the pitch control systems.