LGE Design Build has broken ground on Laser Components, the new Arizona office and manufacturing space for the German-based laser innovator that manufactures measurement devices, fiber optics, photo counters and more. The site, located at 2277 N. Nevada St., Chandler, will be the workplace of more than 30 current Laser Components employees, who will relocate from the company’s current Tempe facility. The project has an estimated completion date of January 2020.
The Thursday, April 25 groundbreaking featured a “first dig” groundbreaking ceremony with speaking appearances from LGE Design Build Business Development Manager, Andrew Greybar, and Laser Components General Manager, Dragan Grubisic. The ceremony was the first step in constructing the nearly 21,000 square-foot structure in the Westech Corporate Center, located on the northeast corner of Nevada Street and El Prado Court in east Chandler.
The structure, designed from the ground-up by LGE Design Build’s in-house architecture firm, LGE Design Group, was built with room to grow. The space is suited to hold more than 70 employees and features masonry walls, metal louvers and exposed steel aesthetics. A covered canopy will welcome visitors in the main entry. The design’s combination of modern shapes, textures and use of natural lighting was exactly what Laser Components was seeking in its new space. Like its headquarters in Germany, the Chandler location will include a spacious canteen area and outside seating with colorful landscaping.
“From our first meeting with LGE Design Build, we were very impressed by their approach to the project and their professionalism,” said Patrick Paul, general manager and CEO at Laser Components. “We have quite some experience with construction projects in different parts of the world, but we have never met such a good, skilled, well-organized and well-balanced team as LGE.”
Laser Components chose Chandler as its new location due to its proximity to Arizona State University, as the company has a close working relationship with the university. As the tech sector in the Valley continues to grow, the City of Chandler benefits greatly from Laser Components’ presence.
“The City of Chandler welcomes Laser Components to the Innovation and Technology Hub of the Southwest,” said Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke. “I am confident that they will find a rich talent base as they expand their business.”