"You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads!" -- Dr. Evil
Novi will miss out on the sharks (and the ill-tempered, mutated sea bass unfortunately) but the lasers beams are on their way now what IPG Photonics is setting up a facility in Metro Detroit this year.
The developer and manufacturer of high-performance fiber lasers is renovating a 17,000-square-foot building on Magellan Drive in Novi. It plans to set up four new application labs in the space. Those labs will house high-powered lasers and robots that will help develop parts for the automotive and medical device industries.
To help supplement this growth, IPG Photonics plans to hire about a dozen engineers over the next year. They will work in either the Novi location or the building in Wixom the firm already leases.
Source: Bill Shiner, vice president with IPG Photonics
Writer: Jon Zemke