ABB Optical Group Opens New Optical Lens Fabrication Lab in Northern Kentucky

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CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group, a national provider of products, services and business solutions for the eyecare sector, announced Wednesday that the company’s optical lens fabrication business pillar has opened a new laboratory in Erlanger, Ky. The new 42,000 square-foot facility is replacing the company’s existing 8,000 square-foot facility in nearby Cincinnati. The lab’s current staff of more than 60 people will move into the new building, which in the future is expected to employ approximately 200 individuals, according to the announcement.

“The new ABB Labs facility has the capabilities and capacity to continue providing our customers with superior products and extraordinary service with a fast turnaround time, two things that ABB Labs is recognized for in the optical industry,” ABB Optical chief executive officer Tom Burke said in the announcement. “In time, our new lab in Erlanger will be able to produce between 2,500 and 3,000 lens fabrication jobs per day. We are excited for the future of ABB Labs and the important role we play in ensuring that eyecare professionals have the products, services and solutions they need to help them deliver the highest quality eyecare to their patients.”

Furlong Building provided the construction services for the renovation of the new Erlanger building. The construction project for the building includes laboratory, fabrication and distribution and office space, according to the announcement.

The lab officially began operations in mid-November, with a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony held Wednesday, Nov. 20. The new facility is located at 4400 Olympic Blvd., Unit 4530, in Erlanger.