Thursday, October 4, 2018

Tech company looking to build plant in Oviedo, add 100 jobs

By Ryan Lynch  – Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal 


A company that makes lasers and laser systems is looking to bring more jobs to Seminole County with a proposed facility in Oviedo.
Oxford, Mass.-based IPG Photonics (Nasdaq: IPGP) is looking to build a 50,000-square-foot facility at 552 S. Econ Cir. according to Seminole County documents. The facility is being proposed for a vacant, 6.1-acre parcel next to the IPG-owned OptiGrate Corp. manufacturing facility at 562 S Econ Cir., IPG Oviedo Technology Center general manager Alexei Glebov told Orlando Business Journal.
"The new 50,000-square-foot building is intended for expansion of IPG’s manufacturing facility owing to growing demand for the holographic optical components made at the Oviedo manufacturing facility," Glebov said. "Also, the new facility targets growth of development and manufacturing of laser systems at the IPG Oviedo Technology Center."
The facility would add more than 100 high-tech manufacturing jobs, according to Glebov. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Optronic Laboratories, LLC, dba Gooch & Housego (Orlando), Asset Purchase Completed

For immediate release
[GLENSIDE, PA, September 18, 2018] Solar Light Company, Inc. announces that the assets of Gooch and Housego (Orlando) have been acquired.   The new entity will operate as Optronic Laboratories, Inc., from its facility in Orlando, Florida, USA.  Optronic Laboratories, Inc. will become an affiliate of Solar Light Company, Inc.
Highlighting the importance of this acquisition for its global customers, Jay Silverman, President of Solar Light Company, Inc., stated, "Since 1970, Optronic Laboratories has been improving the way the world measures light. This acquisition ensures that Optronic Laboratories can continue to provide the critical light measurement systems and the support necessary for our customers to develop and manufacture their innovative products and processes."  

About Optronics Laboratories, Inc. 
     Optronic Laboratories, Inc., was founded in 1970 by two eminent researchers at NIST (originally National Bureau of Standards). The company quickly became recognized for its expertise in light measurement and commercial metrology. Today, Optronic Laboratories and its business partners provide a comprehensive line of high-performance, optical radiation measurement systems, sources, standards, and calibration services with a worldwide reputation for excellence in light sciences.

About Solar Light Company, Inc.
     Solar Light Company, Inc. provides specialized light-measurement solutions to advance global health protection and environmental monitoring.   
For further information please contact:
Solar Light Company, Inc.
Jeffrey Hall
EVP Commercial Operations

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Tower Optical announces the acquisition of two new capital assets

Tower Optical is proud to announce the acquisition of two new capital assets - to state of the art
Somos MDF 400  double-side processing systems --  to augment the growth of our plano/plano double sided fabrication of windows, transmission flats, and retardation waveplates.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

JENOPTIK demonstrates an Augmented Microscopy Platform for Pathology Applications

12 July 2018, Jupiter, FL USA — JENOPTIK Optical Systems, LLC, a global leader in Optical Systems announced today that they have developed an innovative technology to bring AI to conventional microscopy through overlay of digital content directly into a commercial-off-the-shelf microscope’s field of view, in collaboration with Google researchers. Google has demonstrated modeling for tumor detection in histopathology slides for both prostate cancer and lymph nodes from breast cancer using the platform and presented their results at the Annual meeting for the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in April of 2018.
     Jenoptik designed and integrated the opto-mechanical technology at its Jupiter, Florida location, which was made possible by leveraging their Systems Engineering experience, optical R&D capabilities, and their portfolio of IP across a breadth of innovative applications and industries. The augmented microscope solution benefitted from their optical design expertise and a digital imaging platform Jenoptik developed over the past decade.
Jay Kumler, President of Jenoptik Optical Systems in North America, commented, "Our work with Google demonstrates our continued commitment to meeting our customers’ expectations of advancing innovations in different technologies.”

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Orlando Region Coworking Spaces Form Alliance

Orlando Coworking Week Scheduled for week of May 14, 2018

ORLANDO, FL – April 16, 2018 – Looking to unify, support and promote the coworking and collaborative space movement in Orlando and Orange County, a group of 6 coworking spaces have formed the Orlando Coworking Alliance. Charter members of the alliance include Canvs, Catalyst, COLAB, Hub 925, Orlando Game Space, and ScribbleSpace.

OCA’s members offer entrepreneurs flexible workspace with month-to-month all  inclusive
membership plans that offer office equipment and amenities including WiFi, conference rooms, mail services, and coffee, tea, and snacks. In addition, entrepreneurs have the opportunity to network, exchange ideas with fellow entrepreneurs, and get help with growing their careers and businesses.

Said Dennis R. Pape, president of the new organization and managing partner at Catalyst, “We are excited to open our coworking spaces to the citizens of Orlando and Orange County during Orlando Coworking Week and show what working in a collaborative environment with fellow entrepreneurs is all about. Each of our member spaces has a welcoming community of diverse entrepreneurs and we are confident Orlando Coworking Week participants will find a workspace and community that suits their needs”.

To learn more, visit and follow us at @OrlandoCoworkingAlliance on Facebook and @ORLCoworking on Twitter. For more
information contact Dennis R. Pape,