Kyocera expanding Vancouver ceramic component operations. New jobs ahead
VANCOUVER, Wash. — Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony today for a $10 million expansion of its manufacturing operations here.
Planned for completion during this calendar year, the new construction will expand Kyocera’s existing 40,000-square-foot facility by 45 percent, to 58,000 square feet, and could create up to 30 new employment positions over the next few years. The facility currently employs 125 workers on three shifts. (Check for Kyocera jobs here.)
Conceived as a research and development center for advanced ceramic materials, the facility now serves as a specialty custom-order manufacturer of high-added-value engineered ceramic components used in many high-performance, high-reliability applications, with key roles in the semiconductor, aerospace, automotive, medical and renewable energy markets.
Kyocera companies have manufactured in Vancouver continuously since 1986, with the current facility at 5713 N.E. Fourth Plain Boulevard active since 1992.
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