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Special Aerospace Services breaks ground in Cummings Research Park

HUNTSVILLE — In the wake of acquiring two companies over the last couple months, Special Aerospace Services officials have decided more room is needed.

So, Tuesday, the space and defense engineering company held a groundbreaking for its flexible, multi-use manufacturing facility, the “SAS Campus,” in Huntsville.

The state-of-the-art facility in Cummings Research Park will span more than 40,000 square feet, including 30,000 square feet of flexible manufacturing space, SAS said in a news release.

“This new facility has been a long time coming, and we are really excited to begin building it to help our clients solve some of the toughest problems in the space and defense industries,” said CEO Heather Bulk. “Our presence in Huntsville, particularly in Cummings Research Park, positions us perfectly to leverage the proximity to key talent and industry partners.”

The facility is designed to be responsive to customer needs, capable of supporting kitting and staging of individual parts for client manufacturing and assembly, to building dedicated systems and subsystems for major programs.

With modular manufacturing space and the capability to handle top secret level work in the four high bays, the new facility will be an asset for SAS and its clients.

The groundbreaking of SAS Campus follows the recent acquisitions of Willbrook Solutions and Quintron Systems by SAS, further enhancing SAS’s capabilities to better serve its clients in the space and missile defense industries.

Related story: SAS acquires Willbrook Solutions

Construction is expected to be completed in approximately 14 months, with the facility set to create up to 60 high-paying jobs.

Fuqua & Partners Architects is designing the building. Brasfield & Gorrie is the construction company and Freedom Real Estate & Capital is managing the overall project.

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