New NanoRite park opens in Eau Claire
Posted: September 7, 2007
Eau Claire's new, $5 million NanoRite Technology Park is aiming to have three new tenants by the end of the year, including a California-based defense contractor working with tiny electro-mechanical systems.
If certain appropriations are made by Congress, the California company could take as much as 8,000 square feet in the park, which opened two weeks ago. Chippewa Valley Technical College President Bill Ihlenfeldt said he could not yet name the company.
The park already has one major tenant: a unit of Woodville,WI-based OEM Fabricators Inc., a $25 million company that does fabricating and machining for big equipment such as mining and construction machines. The firm's OEM Micro division will occupy 5,000 square feet in the 40,000-square-foot center, which is connected to the CVTC's manufacturing and technology education center.
"My hope is that before the end of the year, we'll be full," said Ihlenfeldt. TBL