CO: Roccor to Expand to Leased Space in Longmont Business Park, Add Jobs
1 Jun, 2016
Roccor is excited to announce they are expanding and have leased an 8,500 square foot space at 2602 Clover Basin Drive in The Campus at Longmont Business Park. Roccor will be bringing 20 high paying jobs to the community with the expectation of employing as many as 25-30 by the end of the year.
Roccor is an engineering firm specializing in deployable/reconfigurable structures and thermal management products for the aerospace and military markets. Established in 2012, the mission of Roccor is to bring disruptive changes to well established markets via innovative products that greatly surpass the balance of cost and performance of legacy products. Roccor’s aerospace products include deployable structures used in a wide range of spacecraft components such as deployable booms, hinges, antennas and solar arrays among several others. Roccor is currently supporting a wide range of spaceflight hardware programs spanning the rapidly evolving near-term commercial missions to deploy large fleets of small satellites for future space-based internet broadcast to long-term science missions such as NASA’s efforts to detect Earthlike planets orbiting nearby stars. The company’s thermal management products including FlexCoolTM, FlatCoolTM and SmartCoolTM provide substantial heat dissipation capabilities in a lightweight, low cost and easily manufactured product form and are currently being developed for commercial and government spacecraft application as well as military directed energy systems.
According to the company’s CEO, Douglas Campbell, “Roccor’s new space provides critically needed infrastructure to support the company’s ongoing spaceflight hardware programs as well as significant expansion potential, which is something we expect to take advantage of in the very near future due to growing customer demands. We worked closely with the Longmont Economic Development Partnership as part of our relocation effort and look forward to making Longmont our home for many years to come.”
According to data from Economic Modeling Systems (EMSI), the Longmont area has a regional job concentration within the aerospace industry that is 3.54 times the national aerospace job concentration, and is expected to grow another 16% over the course of the next year. Longmont EDP President Jessica Erickson noted that “Longmont offers the infrastructure, labor force, and affordability companies within the aerospace industry are seeking.” She added “I am glad we were able to support Roccor’s decision to locate their new facility here and I look forward to welcoming them as the latest addition to this rapidly growing and important primary industry sector in Longmont.”
A unique element of Roccor’s business model involves leveraging emerging technologies from Universities, National Laboratories and fellow entrepreneurs and matching them with acute market plans. As such, Roccor is well networked within Colorado’s University and aerospace industry community. According to Mr. Campbell, “Longmont provides an ideal location along the Colorado front range within close proximity to large aerospace and defense Primes as well as the numerous smaller and start-up companies that all contribute to the state’s robust aerospace business ecosystem.”