At a groundbreaking ceremony recently, CFD Research Corp. formally kicked off a construction project to add a new facility at its Engineering Test Center in Jackson County that will allow it to expand activities at its growing site there.
Huntsville-based CFD Research said the new 19,000-square-foot building at its site in Hollywood will support work for ongoing contracts with the Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), the Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), and other customers.
The building will provide more than 28 additional offices, a second-high bay, a larger conference room space, and closed areas for classified meetings. This facility expands the team’s capability to provide services, perform technology development, and enable increased test capacity.
“CFD Research specializes in delivering next-level technologies, services, and products that keep us all safe, and this expansion project at its Hollywood site will help the company achieve new milestones in that critical mission,” said Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce.
Joining Secretary Canfield at the event were U.S Rep. Dale Strong, State Sen. Steve Livingston, Scottsboro Mayor Jim McCamy and Nathan Lee, president of the Jackson County Economic Development Authority.
“Thank you to the town of Hollywood and Jackson County for welcoming us so graciously and celebrating this groundbreaking event,pand thank you to the Alabama Department of Commerce for its support,” said Sameer Singhal, president and CEO of CFD Research.
“The location and proximity to our other facilities have been an ideal solution and will enable us to work more efficiently and economically,” he added.
In August 2021, CFD Research opened its 13,125-square-foot test and evaluation facility on 10.4 acres in Jackson County Industrial Park in Hollywood.
In November 2022, CFD Research added 63 acres of property to the facility and an additional test stand four times larger than the company’s previous capability to expand its manufacturing, system integration, and test and evaluation services.
CFD Research had four employees at the Testing Center when it opened in 2021, has 22 employees now, and expects to surpass 40 employees in the near future.