Astronics CSC Opens New Office and Manufacturing Facility in Waukegan, Illinois
Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading provider of advanced technologies for global aerospace, defense, and other mission critical industries, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Astronics Connectivity Systems and Certifications (CSC), has moved its operations to a new office and manufacturing facility in Waukegan, Illinois.
The new facility enables the expansion of manufacturing capacity and certification services. The facility officially opened on July 18, 2019 with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Astronics senior executives along with representatives from the City of Waukegan.
The facility in total features over 167,000 square feet for expanded manufacturing and certification services capacity.
"We are very excited to move into this beautiful new space. The combination of office space and manufacturing capability will help us meet increasing demand now and in the future," said Michael Kuehn, President of Astronics CSC. "Astronics CSC now has the ability to develop, produce and certify products all within one location, which enables a faster, more efficient production process to satisfy customer product needs. We were also honored to have Sam Cunningham, the mayor of the City of Waukegan, join us to cut the ribbon during our ceremony, officially opening this wonderful facility."
Waukegan is located approximately 20 miles north of Astronics CSC's Lake Zurich Design Center. Both locations are linked by close proximity to I-94, a major interstate highway.
Key features of the newly leased facility include:
• 123,000 square feet for factory production
o 4,400 square foot FAA-approved repair station, where products can be repaired without need for third-party recertification
o 11,200 square feet of warehouse storage
• 44,000 square feet for office, divided between two stories for research and development, engineering, product support and administration
Astronics CSC serves as the global market leader for inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions for aircraft, specializing in connectivity hardware, integration engineering, and certification services. Together with other Astronics subsidiaries, Astronics CSC offers the most complete set of IFEC hardware solutions available from a single vendor.