Chandler Company Expands Tech-Focused Manufacturing Operation
CHANDLER, AZ (September 10, 2018) — Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced today that Rogers Corporation, a global manufacturer of tech-focused materials, is expanding in Chandler. The company has purchased an additional facility along Chandler’s Price Corridor that is expected to create 90 new jobs.
“After moving its headquarters to Arizona two years ago, Rogers Corporation continues to expand its manufacturing operations in our state to serve global markets,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “Rogers Corporation’s expansion showcases Arizona’s booming economy and further demonstrates the opportunities for growth in our state.”
Rogers Corporation creates materials for high-technology performance solutions for internet connectivity, renewable energy, wireless infrastructure and radar systems, among many other applications. The new Chandler operation will produce components and systems for its Advanced Connectivity Solutions (ACS) business segment, which is projecting significant growth in key markets that include 5G and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.
“Having these components manufactured in Arizona further enhances the state’s reputation as an innovation and technology hub,” said Sandra Watson, President & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “Governor Ducey paved the way for 5G – making Arizona the first state in the country to do so. We congratulate Rogers Corporation on its continued growth and embrace the further development of this technology.”
Rogers Corporation currently employs about 500 people at its locations in Chandler. It’s been operating in the city for over 50 years.
“This asset purchase is part of our strategic expansion in ACS to meet the expected demand growth in our Advanced Connectivity and Advanced Mobility markets,” said Bruce Hoechner, Rogers Corporations President and Chief Executive Officer. “We considered various global locations for our ACS expansion, but the proximity of these assets to ACS’ headquarters and existing ACS manufacturing operations, plus the continuing support of the city and state, drove our decision to select Chandler.”
Rogers Corporation plans to start upgrading the facilities and equipment immediately, to have the site ready for commercial production in 2019.
Connie Weber, Arizona Commerce Authority, firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Arizona Commerce Authority
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About Rogers Corporation
Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) is a global leader in engineered materials to power, protect, and connect our world. With more than 180 years of materials science experience, Rogers delivers high-performance solutions that enable clean energy, internet connectivity, and safety and protection applications, as well as other technologies where reliability is critical. Rogers delivers Power Electronics Solutions for energy-efficient motor drives, e-Mobility and renewable energy; Elastomeric Material Solutions for sealing, vibration management and impact protection in mobile devices, transportation interiors, industrial equipment and performance apparel; and Advanced Connectivity Solutions for wireless infrastructure, automotive safety and radar systems. Headquartered in Arizona (USA), Rogers operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, and South Korea, with joint ventures and sales offices worldwide.