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The newest building is NuSil’s fourth building on the 15-acre campus and is part of a multi-year plan to expand to a total of seven buildings.
“The expansion at Bakersfield is a long-term strategic decision for NuSil to help facilitate and maintain the growth of the company,” said Scott Mraz, President and CFO of NuSil Technology LLC. “Our goal is to increase capacity with the best available manufacturing technology, and we have made significant investments in new energy-efficient buildings and processes to accomplish this goal.”
Mraz spoke about the company and its vision for growth at an onsite ribbon-cutting on Saturday, Nov. 10. Approximately 150 NuSil employees and guests were in attendance to celebrate the completion of the fourth building as a milestone in the company’s effort to expand in both size and capacity.
This newest building totals 35,000 square feet and will primarily be occupied by Quality Assurance (QA) and an enlarged QA testing laboratory, providing extended floor space for Research and Development (R&D) at another onsite location. The intent is to more than double the footprint of Research and Development to enhance the continued development of new siloxane technology. In addition, the building will serve as a corporate center for the Bakersfield facility’s human resources and engineering departments.
NuSil also recently broke ground on the fifth phase of the expansion, with two new buildings and an additional 80,000 square feet of manufacturing space scheduled to be completed in 2013 and 2015. These buildings will greatly increase production capacity to support growing demands across all of NuSil’s business units.