LORD Corporation Opens $12 Million Manufacturing Facility in Pont de l'Isère, France
( 10/04/2018 )
GLOBAL COMPANY POSITIONED FOR FUTURE GROWTH AND EXPANSION
Pont de l'Isère, FRANCE – LORD Corporation, a global diversified technology and manufacturing company, has officially unveiled its new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Pont de l’lsère. The 83,000 square foot facility positions LORD for future growth while enabling the company to enhance its customer service. The new center replaces the company’s previous facility in Saint-Vallier, with all 200 employees relocating to the new building.
“LORD is focused on developing innovative electromechanical solutions that provide long-term value for the aerospace and defense industry,” said Ed Auslander, President and CEO, LORD Corporation. “Having a modern facility for research, development, and manufacturing is key to exceeding our customers’ needs and expectations.”
The facility supports LORD’s Electromechanical Solutions business, and is 30 percent larger than the business’s previous facility with development and test labs, machining, mounting operation, a repair shop, customer service, engineering, sales and marketing, and general administration. Unique features include a showroom with demonstration equipment and an aircraft cockpit simulator, which puts you in the pilot seat to experience the LORD cockpit controls and test how well you maneuver the aircraft. Additionally, nearly half of the parking lot will be installed with electric vehicle charging stations.
“Our employees are of the foundation of our success – their excellence and passion drive our performance,” said Joel Rood, President, LORD Dynamic Systems Global Business. “Providing them with state-of-the-art tools and interactive work spaces helps fuel collaboration and deliver the highest quality products to our customers.”
LORD celebrated the opening of its new facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 4. LORD leadership and employees were in attendance, along with Mireille Clapot, Deputy, National Assembly of France; Gilbert Boucher, Senator; and Marie Claude Lambert, Mayor of Pont de l’Isere.