FUJIFILM Electronic Materials U.S.A., Inc. broke ground on March 1 for a major expansion of its manufacturing and development facility in Southeast Mesa, Arizona. The global market for electronics materials continues to grow and to meet the market demands Fujifilm expects to invest approximately $91 million across its facilities in Arizona and Rhode Island over the next several years.
The Mesa site expansion is anticipated to take around 18 months and will comprise of approximately 85,000 SF of additional space in the form of five new buildings significantly expanding manufacturing, warehousing, R&D laboratory and office space.
The company employs over 250 people currently, and plans to add another 50-60 positions following construction.
“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 Dr. Brian O’Donnelly, president & CEO, FUJIFILM Electronic Materials U.S.A., Inc.
“It has been great doing business with Fujifilm, and it’s exciting to see them grow their semiconductor materials operations in Mesa,” said John Giles, mayor, city of Mesa.
“Their investment in our city is tremendous and I suspect their success will continue with the high demand for semiconductors that are used across technology industries.”
“We have a strong history in Mesa and the business has experienced solid growth over the last several years and as a result we will continue to support the evolving technology needs of our market,” said Scott Klamm, Vice President of Operations, FUJIFILM Electronic Materials U.S.A., Inc.
“Fujifilm has been a great addition to Mesa’s Industrial Corridor and a wonderful partner in District 6,” says Kevin Thompson, council member, City of Mesa. “This expansion is a significant investment in our city, and shows Fujifilm’s commitment in remaining a viable part of our community.”
The project, expected to generate additional jobs for the area, will soon begin construction on South Mountain Road and is scheduled to be completed in early 2020.