k-Space Starts Construction of Second Manufacturing Facility

k-Space Associates, Inc. has broken ground for the construction of its second building, which will be located next to k-Space’s current headquarters in the Dexter Business and Research Park in Dexter, Mchigan, USA.

The building is an exciting expansion for k-Space as they continue to grow in the thin-film and industrial metrology markets. The new building will accommodate increased industrial metrology demonstration space, increased production capacity including its 3-D printing capabilities, as well as additional research, development, and office space.

CEO Darryl Barlett k-Space at the construction site

Darryl Barlett, the founder and CEO of the company, is especially enthusiastic. He has seen the company grow from a one-person operation in the basement of his University of Michigan student housing over 25 years ago, to a highly respected international company that is paving the way in the world of metrology.

Barlett stated, “We are excited to expand right here in the Dexter/Ann Arbor area.  There is significant local technical talent and component suppliers, making it an ideal location for us.  And the new facility will allow us to expand our industrial metrology capabilities while continuing to develop our cutting-edge thin-film metrology tools.”

The second k-Space facility is expected to be ready for move-in in June 2020.

k-Space Associates, Inc. is a leading metrology supplier of in-line, in situ, and ex situ metrology tools for the semiconductor, thin-film, photovoltaic (PV), solar, automotive, glass, and building materials industries. Its systems are used to monitor dimensions, wafer temperature, thin-film stress, deposition rate, thickness, material absorption properties, and Reflection High Energy Electron Diffraction (RHEED).

For more information: www.k-space.com