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Indium Corporation celebrates Rome facility expansion

Alexis Manore
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Posted 8/25/22

Indium Corporation is expanding its manufacturing facility in Rome, making the Rome location at 5836 Success Drive Indium’s largest manufacturing center in the world. 

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Indium Corporation celebrates Rome facility expansion

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ROME  — Indium Corporation is expanding its manufacturing facility in Rome, making the Rome location at 5836 Success Drive Indium’s largest manufacturing center in the world. 

With the addition of the 24,000 square foot expansion, the facility is now 114,000 square feet. 

This expansion has also created the demand for new jobs. Following the press conference, Indium hosted a recruiting event in hopes of hiring 20 new employees. Over the next two years, the company intends to hire 300 employees. 

“In the facility, we have more than 25 processes operating, doing different things, and more than 175 pieces of equipment — test equipment, quality assurance equipment, R&D equipment — that number continues to grow,” said Bill Jackson, senior director and general manager of the Compounds Business Unit. “It seems like weekly, different things are coming into the facility and that’s another reason why we need people to run it.”   

Ross Berntson, president and chief operating officer for Indium, spoke about how Indium manufactures materials for companies around the world to enable the most advanced processors in the world. 

“Some of you may have heard some announcements about new semiconductor factories coming into different parts of the United States right now,” Berntson said. “Those chips, especially the most advanced semiconductor devices, need advanced thermal management systems. Those systems were invented by Indium. The products are manufactured here in Rome and shipped around the world.”   

One such factory is located in Marcy; Wolfspeed is a company that produces semiconductors, which recently opened its doors in April.  

“Send your friends, send your children, send your cousins, send your parents, whether they speak English perfectly or not. It does not matter, we have translators here,” Berntson added. “We want to make sure we have people that are eager to learn and grow, joining our Indium Corporation family here in Rome.”

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. said that his office has worked closely with Indium throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, like when Indium helped the county acquire personal protective equipment that was in high demand but in scarce supply. 

“There are jobs in this community. This is a great place to work, this is a great place to be,” Picente said. “I hope many people come here today to fulfill the goal.”

 

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