A company that focuses on engineering materials, along with manufacturing additives and surface coatings, Oerlikon completed its new state-of-the-art manufacturing and R&D facility at 41144 Concept Drive in Plymouth Township, Michigan.
The new facility will strengthen Oerlikon's position in the additive manufacturing, 3-D printing and high-end surface coating markets. The facility will be producing advanced titanium alloys and high-end thermal spray powders which will then be packaged and shipped to automotive, aerospace, agricultural and medical customers around the world.
The high-tech lab area will allow for the research and development of titanium and other alloys such as nickel, copper, iron and cobalt.
Kirco, an award-winning commercial real estate development, construction and property management organization and KIRCO MANIX, which provides construction management services, completed the 80,000 square foot building that will house approximately 70 employees and represents over $50 million of new investment into the community.
"We are pleased to have teamed up with Oerlikon on this complex build-to-suit project," said Adam D. Manix, Director of Business Development for KIRCO MANIX. "The successful completion is a testament to our entire team and great working relationship with Oerlikon. It was a fun and exciting project to be apart of."