News ItemFebruary 2019 Park Post

AOT Expands in the Park
Advanced Optical Technologies (AOT) expanded to 5,000 square feet, adding 2,200-square-feet of lab space to their existing 2,800-square-foot facility in the SS&TP. AOT increased space to deliver sensors to their defense and commercial customers. The new lab includes a cleanroom for nanotechnology and sensor assembly. Founded in 2004, AOT is a certified woman-owned company offering multi-dimensional material characterization for a more complete understanding of complex materials and devices and develops custom sensors.

CATI Adds New 3D Printer
Computer Aided Technology (CATI), a company in the SS&TP, has partnered with Nano Dimension to deliver their DragonFly Pro 3D Printer. The DragonFly Pro offers the unique capability of combining metal and polymer in a single print to enable IP-secure, in-house manufacturing or prototyping of advanced electronics such as
sensors, antennas, molded interconnect devices, printed circuit boards, and other innovative circuitry.

KPC Welcomes AETC Commander
Commander of the USAF Air Education & Training Command Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast, and leadership from the 58th Special Operations Wing were welcomed by Kirtland Partnership Committee (KPC), located in the SS&TP, during a recent civic leader dinner. KPC has long been a strong advocate for Kirtland Air Force Base’s (KAFB) flight mission, facilitating use of the Belen Alexander Airport for training capability, supporting Congressional passage of a flight simulator facility, and
creating buffer zones to preclude encroachment. KAFB’s economic impact is $6.7B, of which the DOE and Sandia National Laboratories account for $3.4B and KAFB is $3.3B.

Congresswoman Deb Haaland Visits Sandia
As part of Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s visit to Sandia, Sandia Manager of Technology and Economic Development Jackie Kerby Moore briefed the Congresswoman on the Lab’s economic development programs including the SS&TP. Jackie discussed the Park having 47 companies and organizations, 2,059 jobs, $385M of public-private investment, and an average salary of $98K. In the past two years, there was $748M in increased wages and $389M in increased tax revenues attributable to Park activities.

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