ABB OPTICAL GROUP OPENS NEW FURLONG-BUILT OPTICAL LENS FABRICATION LAB
ABB Optical Group, a leading national provider of optical products, services and business solutions for the eye care industry, opened a new Furlong-built facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 20, 2019 in Erlanger, Kentucky.
The new 42,000 sq. ft. facility is replacing the company’s existing 8,000 sq. ft. facility located in Cincinnati, and will employ more than 60 people, with future plans to have approximately 200 staff members.
“The new ABB Labs facility has the capabilities and capacity to continue providing our customers with superior products and extraordinary service with a fast turnaround time, two things that ABB Labs is recognized for in the optical industry,” said Tom Burke, ABB Optical Group Chief Executive Officer. “With time, our new lab in Erlanger will be able to produce between 2,500 and 3,000 lens fabrication jobs per day. We excited for the future of ABB Labs and the important role we play in ensuring that eye care professionals have the products, services and solutions they need to help them deliver the best in eye care to their patients.”
Furlong Building provided the construction services for the renovation of the new Erlanger building. The $7.5 million project for the building includes laboratory, fabrication and distribution and office space. ATA Architects provided design services for the project.
“We welcome this new high-tech, healthcare company to the City of Erlanger and to Northern Kentucky,” said Furlong CEO Jude Hehman. “It is exciting to learn of the growth experienced by ABB and look forward to their continued success and to building a strong partnership for our region.”
The new facility is located at 4400 Olympic Blvd., Unit 4530, in Erlanger.