F3 Engineering Moves Into New, Larger Paterson Headquarters

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F3 Engineering, an aerospace industry and manufacturing company, has begun moving its operations into a new 50,000-square-foot headquarters located in Paterson, NJ's HUBZone. They expect to complete the transition from the current facility by December 1, 2011. The new headquarters will provide additional manufacturing as well as administrative space.

F3 employees move CNC milling and drilling machine

F3 employees move a CNC milling and drilling machine into the company's new headquarters. The machinery allows technicians to cut and drill various metals to create highly complex aerospace components.

This move marks a turning point in the continued growth and expansion of F3. With this larger, updated facility, we will be able to accommodate the increasing needs of our customers.

F3 Engineering, an aerospace industry and manufacturing company, has begun moving its operations into a new 50,000-square-foot headquarters. They expect to complete the transition from the current 27,000-square-foot facility by December 1, 2011.

The new location, at 25 McLean Blvd in Paterson, is 88 percent larger than their former facility, and is still located within Paterson’s HUBZone (HUBZone is a United States Small Business Administration program for companies that operate and employ people in Historically Underutilized Business Zones).

“This move marks a turning point in the continued growth and expansion of F3. With this larger, updated facility, we will be able to accommodate the increasing needs of our customers,” said Odilo Vazquez, president and managing partner of F3 Engineering.

The move was necessitated by an impressive boost in contracts awarded over the past 18 months, including the addition of depot services, which involves inspecting and repairing support equipment that was damaged in use in the military theater. F3 has the capability to make the needed repairs and return the equipment for ongoing use.

When F3 relocated to Paterson in February 2007 from the Technology Incubator at Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, they arrived in Passaic County seven employees strong. Today, they have 52 engineers, technicians, machinists and administrative personnel who are helping to fill some of the most demanding contracts in today’s aerospace engineering industry.

Additionally, Vazquez announced in the last quarter of 2010 that the company was planning on adding 100 jobs to its payroll over the next five years. To date, seven positions have been added plus four student interns.

The new headquarters provides double the office and parking space and triple the electrical power, which will facilitate faster start-up times for the new equipment F3 is planning to purchase, including a robotic welding system and a FARO Arm inspection device, which will enable the company to inspect larger components with a higher degree of accuracy.

“We’re very happy to have found a space to accommodate us here in Paterson,” Vazquez said. “We are excited to be able to continue to add to the economic growth and development of such a rich and culturally diverse city. It’s our home and its people are our family. I’m glad that we were able to stay.”

About F3 Engineering
F3 Engineering is a provider of technology, products and services in military and commercial mission-critical applications. With the resources and technical expertise to prototype and manufacture highly complex products, F3 brings technical, administrative and managerial resources together to provide a total program of complex engineering and contract manufacturing solutions. For more information on F3’s dedication to providing technical guidance and support to its customers, visit http://www.f3engineering.com or call Ken Rosenbaum, General Manager at (973) 442-2290.

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