SALEM, NH — StockerYale Inc., a developer and manufacturer of optical networking components and specialized illumination products, has purchased a 60,000 square foot research and development facility in Montreal that will house expanded cleanroom facilities.
The facility is being designed to support the development of new optical components that are used by top telecommunication OEMs and system integrators to build all-optical networks.
“This new 60,000 sq. foot facility will allow us to significantly increase out R&D efforts photonics and upgrade out capabilities into a state-of-the-art facility that will house clean rooms and advanced research and test equipment that are critical to our burgeoning R&D efforts,” said Alan Beauregard, president and chief technology officer of StockerYale.
Official say the new facility will bring between 30 and 50 new jobs to the area within the first year of operation, including positions for optical engineers and researchers, mechanical and electronic designers and engineers and research and test technicians. The first batch of employees is expected to begin by the end of January.
The building was sold to StockerYale for an undisclosed sum of money.