Monday, December 12, 2011

Bruker Nano Stays in Tucson

Bruker Nano Surfaces Division had a celebration and ribbon cutting, (on Dec. 6) of their new facilities at 3400 E. Britannia in Ward 5. Present for this event was Mark R. Munch, Ph.D., President of the Bruker Nano Surfaces Division, as well as Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Ward 5 Councilmember, Richard Fimbres. This was the first ribbon cutting for Tucson’s new Mayor.

Bruker Nano needed to expand their facilities and after considering offers from Oro Valley and Santa Barbara, California, they chose to stay in Tucson. In 2011, Bruker Nano has expanded its workforce from 70 to 90. Most of the employees are local individuals, many had attended and graduated from the University of Arizona (U of A) optical sciences programs.

"As a leading optical metrology company, having the mayor and councilman here for our new building dedication ratifies our commitment to keeping our facility in the Optical Valley. We are pleased to continue to add local jobs and be a part of Tucson's growing high-tech industrial sector."

"I congratulate Bruker Nano on their success and their great new facility. Choosing to stay and grow a business here in Tucson is a smart decision for any high tech company to make. The University of Arizona means we have access to top-level talent, plus we have the kind of lifestyle that makes graduates want to stay here,” Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said.

“Tucson’s high-tech economy has been growing, thanks to the work of many companies, such as Bruker Nano, as well as the University of Arizona, the companies at the U of A Tech Park and soon, the BioPark located in Ward 5,” Councilmember Richard Fimbres commented. “Thanks to the recent work by the Mayor and Council, the actions taken by Development Services and other city departments, this ribbon cutting and opening is another example that Tucson means business,” Fimbres added. “I want to thank Bruker Nano for their commitment to Tucson, with their work and high paying jobs, and their partnership with Tucson and the University of Arizona.”

Bruker’s Nano Surfaces Division provides the world’s most complete offering of atomic force microscopes (AFMs), stylus profilers and fast, 3D non-contact optical microscopes to the research and industrial communities.

These enable applications in universities, research facilities and scientific centers around the world in addition to production environments for precision machining, medical device manufacturing, solar cell production and automotive and aerospace industries.