Cray expands manufacturing in Chippewa Falls
Posted: March 14, 2014
Seattle,WA-based Cray Inc. announced this week that the building it purchased last October at 1955 Olson Drive in Chippewa Falls is now fully operational after the facility was significantly upgraded and modified. Cray, which has about 200 employees in Chippewa Falls, recently added 17 positions with the opening of the new complex.
With the addition of the second facility and recent upgrades to its existing primary manufacturing site at 1050 Lowater Road, Cray has roughly doubled its manufacturing capacity. As a result, Cray supercomputers will continue to be made in the same city where Cray was originally founded - Chippewa Falls.
"For more than 40 years now, we have enjoyed a proud and storied history with Chippewa Falls, and the opening of our new manufacturing facility affirms our commitment to building our supercomputers in a town that is synonymous with Cray," said Cray President and CEO Peter Ungaro, who added, "Maintaining direct control of our manufacturing process ensures our systems are built with the highest level of quality that customers expect in a Cray product. It also allows us to test and integrate Cray systems before they are shipped to customer sites, which decreases the time needed to get systems up and running, and puts productive systems in the hands of our customers as quickly as possible".
The new facility is equipped to manufacture Cray's complete line of supercomputing products, including Cray XC30 supercomputers, Cray CS300 cluster supercomputers, the YarcData Urika appliance and Cray Sonexion storage solutions. TBL