With its new 9,000 square-foot expansion, Advance Design Consulting aims to add contracts and more employees
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Lansing, NY, Expansion adds jobs. May 28, 2004 – After a year of planning and hammering, the 9,000 square-foot addition to the headquarters of Advanced Design Consulting, Inc. (ADC) in Lansing has become a reality. The new building almost triples the company’s space and adds space in which to fulfill the company's numerous engineering-consulting contracts. To celebrate the new space, the company plans an official ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration on August 19th, with special guest Rep. Sherwood L. Boehlert (R- N.Y.), Chairman of the House Science Committee, to deliver a keynote address.
“If you look back on our company’s ten-year history, we’ve made it better and better,” says Alex Deyhim, president of ADC. The additional building includes 1000 square feet of electronic testing facilities, 3,200 square feet of other testing facilities (including a wet chemical room, an environmental vibration-free measurement facility, an ultra-high vacuum clean room and 3,000 square feet of office space).
Prior to its new expansion, space was at a premium at ADC since it works on many projects concurrently, and in a wide variety of engineering disciplines. One current project that has received national media attention is a National Science Foundation-sponsored contract to design and manufacture wireless, battery- free (passive) sensors for steel-reinforced concrete bridges. These detectors — a little larger than a pin-head — can be poured along with the concrete into a bridge deck or road bed, transmitting data that measures the strength of the bridge, for up to 100 years.
Under a Navy-sponsored contract, ADC has developed a lightweight shot counter that fits onto a soldier's, automatic rifle. This enables the United States military to track weapon use and determine accurate maintenance schedules. ADC is also making the world’s newest mid- and far-infrared beamlines for the Canadian Light Source synchrotron in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Beamlines are research tools that permit scientists to develop new pharmaceuticals and other novel materials that improve the quality of life. In 2003, ADC received a contract from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to make a next- generation beryllium window, a device that is used in synchrotron facilities to separate high-vacuum regions from one another and to improve x-ray beam quality and intensity.
Beyond expanding its science and engineering horizons, ADC's new addition has created new jobs. In May 2003, the company employed 14 people. A year later, about 24 people work for ADC. Deyhim hopes to employ up to 50 employees—such as engineers, technicians, machinists, administrators and scientists—in the next few years. Deyhim points out the positive trade balance his company is creating. “The dollars are coming from businesses all over the world,” he says. “This is bringing a lot of money into the community.”
Rep. Boehlert, who will be cutting the ribbon on ADC's new building in the August 19th celebration, currently serves as chairman of the House Science Committee, of which he has been a member since 1983. The House Science Committee has jurisdiction over all federal nonmilitary scientific and technology research and development programs, such as NASA, the National Science Foundation, and research and development initiatives within the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Commerce. In addition, the Committee has jurisdiction over civil aviation research and
development and marine research. To learn more about Congressman Boehlert, visit his website at http://www.house.gov/boehlert/.
About the company: Advanced Design Consulting, Inc. (ADC) is a privately owned company organized and structured to provide technical services to all types of clients from small scientific entrepreneurs to universities, government agencies and private industries. The firm’s expertise and activities are primarily related to engineering design, research and development, testing and custom fabrication. It searches for innovative solutions to difficult problems. To learn more about ADC products and services, visit the website at www.adc9001.com.