The Edwards company is a highly innovative organization that is known for its supply of high quality innovative equipment, majorly in the manufacturing industry. Equipment including semiconductors, LED and solar cells and the likes that can be used for a range of R&D application processes in various fields including pharmaceutical and chemical; steel and metallurgy.
Being in existence for about 100 years now, the company initially started off as an equipment provider in a small office at London, however it can now boast of over 6000 employees that helps in innovating, creating and support of technology vacuum and exhaust management equipment. The company currently has standard manufacturing facilities in a number of continents across the world.
The company will be celebrating its centenary anniversary this 2019 and in the light of this, they had a grand opening of a new center facility at 6220 NE Century Boulevard, Hillsboro. This new facility was constructed as an eco-friendly one and is located quite close to the Silicon Forest and is approximately 75,000 square foot in size.
According to Scott Balaguer, the Vice President and General Manager of Edwards’ Semiconductor Division North America, “The opening of our new facility on Century Boulevard, as we celebrate 100 years of innovation and our company’s centennial anniversary, may be unintentionally symbolic, but is strategically very important. Not only is this new headquarters located close to some of our key accounts, but in this areas, the ‘Silicon Forest’ and the greater Northwest, is an excellent place to recruit top-notch employees for engineering, R&D and manufacturing positions. We are bringing high volume manufacturing capability to North America to be close to our customers and will be designing and building our integrated vacuum and abatement systems and other products here in Hillsboro, creating local jobs and contributing to the local economy in the process.”
The opening had about 200 attendees, which included their customers, management, political and industries dignitaries. After the addressing speeches given, attendees explored the new facilities and were provided with refreshments afterwards.