Hach Opens State-of-the-Art Research and Development Facility and Celebrates 70th Anniversary
LOVELAND, Co., August 22, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Hach (www.hach.com) is opening a state-of-the-art facility, expanding the Loveland campus by more than 90,000 square feet. The new building houses an advanced Research and Development work space for development teams and includes multiple testing and research labs.
As 2017 marks Hach's 70th Anniversary, associates will gather to celebrate this important milestone and hold a Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the new building on Aug. 23. Corporate officials and Colorado government leaders are scheduled to attend, including Danaher CEO Tom Joyce and Colorado Rep. Jared Polis who will speak at the event.
Hach was founded in 1947 by Clifford and Kitty Hach who strived to make water analysis simpler. Through the decades, Hach has propelled innovation in water quality analysis, continuing to develop revolutionary water testing instrumentation, chemistry and software with the goal of making water analysis faster, simpler, greener, and more informative. Hach is now a global leader providing water testing solutions for a variety of municipal and industrial applications. More recently, the company is integrating sensors with a software-based analytics platform and operational tools. These solutions reduce uncertainty by driving improved insight into water treatment operations, delivering lower costs and higher efficiencies while assuring regulatory compliance.
This new research and development facility renews Hach's commitment to recruiting and developing top talent in Northern Colorado. The Loveland facility currently has more than 750 full-time employees, with 50 additional off-site employees who will move onto the campus upon completion of the new facility. This investment further positions Hach as a technological leader in the region, with facilities that help associates in all job functions to thrive.
"We are excited about the opportunity this new facility gives us to invest in the success of our associates, provide an innovative place to work for residents of Northern Colorado, and enable us to continue to bring breakthrough innovations to help our customers be confident in their results globally," says Kevin Klau, President of Hach.
The new building, named Pikes Peak, is added to the existing Longs Peak and Torreys Peak buildings, all of which are named for Colorado's Front Range mountain peaks measuring more than 14,000 feet tall. The expansion is part of a $25 million-dollar investment, including updates to the existing facilities. With Pikes Peak, the campus now has more than 300,000 square feet of production, office and meeting spaces, and state-of-the-art laboratories.
For 70 years, Hach (www.hach.com) has provided innovations to support our customers. Hach gives customers confidence in their water analysis by delivering expert answers, outstanding support, and reliable, easy-to-use solutions. Hach analytical instruments, services, software and reagents are used to ensure the quality of water in a variety of industries in more than 100 countries globally.