Edwards, the leading supplier of vacuum and abatement services for the global semiconductor industry, is ready to serve Arizona’s fastest growing sector with the grand opening of its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chandler, Arizona. The newly constructed 200,000 square foot facility, coined Chandler Connection, officially opened its doors on Thursday, April 20.
Edwards Chandler Connection features manufacturing facilities, factory areas, meeting rooms and a dedicated training center. The new facility brings approximately 500 new jobs to the area and room to grow with demand.
As part of the global Atlas Copco Group, Edwards is committed to working in collaboration with customers, partners and the local community, and was delighted to welcome students, educators, business organizations and local community leaders to the official opening of its Chandler facility. Guests toured the facility and heard about the partnerships Edwards is creating to help build a thriving semiconductor community in Arizona.
Arizona Governor, Katie Hobbs, said, “I congratulate Edwards for its success and am confident that their innovative work will advance Arizona’s position as a leader in the semiconductor industry worldwide. Edwards is a critical component of our state’s booming technology ecosystem and I look forward to witnessing the growth of this facility and the positive impact it will have on the Arizona economy.”
“I’m proud to help secure lasting and meaningful investments from our CHIPS Act to create strong careers in Arizona – resulting in 495 new jobs as Edwards opens its new manufacturing facility in Chandler,” said Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema.
Geert Follens, President of Atlas Copco Vacuum Technique, said, “We are delighted to open our service and manufacturing facility here in Chandler to support the new semiconductor fab investments being made by our customers. Built to the highest environmental standards, this new facility will contribute to the safe, productive and sustainable manufacturing of semiconductors in North America, as well as provide exciting career opportunities for the local community.”
Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke, said, “The City of Chandler is thrilled to see this impressive manufacturing facility begin operations in our burgeoning Airpark Area employment corridor. Chandler has been a national leader within the semiconductor industry for decades and we are excited to welcome another significant investment from a prominent company like Edwards.”