Employees and leaders from TOPTICA Photonics, along with local officials, celebrated this week the official grand opening of the firm’s new, expanded location in Perinton.
The photonics firm recently moved into 30,000-square-feet of renovated space on Pittsford-Victor Road to accommodate growth.
The new facility features manufacturing labs, warehouse storage, business offices and three ISO Class 7 clean rooms.
As a result of the nearly $2.7 million expansion project, the company has committed to creating up to 22 new jobs over the next five years; 32 jobs will be retained.
Founded in Germany in 1998, TOPTICA Photonics has been developing and manufacturing high-end laser systems for scientific and industrial applications for more than 20 years. The systems are used for applications in biophotonics, industrial metrology and quantum technology.
Empire State Development is assisting the company with its expansion project by providing up to $ 1 million through the performance-based Excelsior Jobs Tax Credit Program in exchange for job creation commitments and through a $400,000 Capitol Grant. Monroe County and Greater Rochester Enterprise also assisted with the project.
“We are thankful for the support from New York state, Monroe County and local entities that will allow us to continue our world class laser manufacturing operation in a facility that accommodates the demanding requirements of advanced photonic manufacturing and research and development,” said Mark Tolbert, TOPTICA Photonics’ president. “We are committed to continued growth and are positioned to achieve that in this new facility.”
Additionally, Congressman Joe Morelle was presented with Optica’s Advocate of Optics Award at the grand opening. The award is presented by the national optics and photonics professional society annually to an outstanding public official from any country who demonstrates leadership and support for the advancement of optics and photonics.
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