Thursday, March 7, 2019 / by Juan Grimaldo
Fujifilm has started construction on an expansion of its facility in Mesa, which will be used for the production of cutting-edge semiconductor materials.
The expansion is part of 10 billion yen (about $88 million) the company expects to spend on facilities in Mesa and Rhode Island. The company declined to give a breakdown of how much would be spent at individual facilities when asked by the Business Journal in December.
The Mesa site expansion is anticipated to take about 18 months and will comprise approximately 85,000 square feet of additional space in five new buildings. The move significantly expands manufacturing, warehousing, research and development laboratory and office space.
“Fujifilm is committed to maintaining its leadership position in supplying our customers with a broad range of high purity electronic chemicals that address their needs in technical performance and quality,” said Brian O’Donnelly, president and CEO of Fujifilm Electronic Materials U.S.A. Inc., in a statement.
The expanded facility will be adjacent to Fujifilm’s existing facility near Pecos and Mountain roads in Mesa, Shohei Kawasaki, a spokesman for Fujifilm said in December. The company’s existing building totals 243,000 square feet on 30 acres of land.
The company employs about 260 people at the existing plant, and it plans to hire about 60 more at the expanded plant, according to city documents.
Author: Corina Vanek, Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal (Image: Provided by The City of Mesa)