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Mound Laser Hosts Grand Opening and Congressman Mike Turner

Mound Laser & Photonics Center Inc. will host its grand opening event at their new facility located at 2941 College Drive, Kettering, OH 45420 on July 15, 2013. The event will be hosted by Bruce Pearson, CEO of the Miami Valley Research Park (MVRP). Congressman Mike Turner will address the audience to show his support for small business and the high technology manufacturing Mound Laser is bringing to the Dayton Region to serve the medical device, aerospace, and defense industries.

Mound Laser's new  facility

Mound Laser's new  facility.

Over the past 10 years, Mound Laser has grown from 5 to 50 employees and has increased sales by 20 times. This substantial growth created the need for this new facility. Not only does it allow for future expansion, but it will also provide enhanced services to the company’s medical device and defense customers.

The new building is 20,500 square feet and features 10,000 square feet of manufacturing space with 1,000 square feet of a Class 10,000 Clean Room. It was designed by Alan Scherr Associates (architect), constructed by Synergy & Mills Development, and financed by PNC Bank. Other team members on the project included the City of Kettering, Miami Valley Research Park, State Senator Lehner, and State Representative Butler. Mound Laser received a $175,000 ED/GE grant from Montgomery County to assist with the project. This multipurpose facility mirrors the company’s business model and highlights Mound Laser’s focus on laser-based manufacturing, R&D, and education. With 25 state-of-the-art laser systems, Mound Laser brings a most unique capability to the Dayton Region.

The grand opening ceremony will start at 10:00 am on Monday, July 15, 2013. Speakers for the event will include: Bruce Pearson, CEO of the MVRP; Sandra Brasington, Governor’s Office; Don Patterson, Mayor of Kettering; Jerad Barnett, President and CEO Synergy & Mills Development; Kevin Hartke, VP of Operations for Mound Laser; Larry R. Dosser, President/CEO of Mound Laser; and Congressman Mike Turner