Janicki Industries unveils new plant
Thursday, September 05, 2019
HAMILTON – Janicki Industries on Aug. 29 unveiled its new 90,000 square-foot manufacturing plant – featuring a massive cleanroom, new 5-axis CNC Zimmerman Mill, an eco-roof and more – to about 100 guests during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The new plant, next door to the company’s existing Hamilton plant, was built to keep up with increased demand for aerospace parts. Over the next few years Janicki Industries may add up to 300 employees to meet demand, said Janicki Industries President John Janicki.
“We are excited about the new facility and equipment,” he said. “With our dedicated professional technicians and this state-of-the-art building and equipment, we can provide our customers consistent high-quality parts at an affordable price.”
The 90,000 square-foot plant also includes high bay assembly space, four overhead cranes, a 5,000 square-foot drive-in freezer for carbon fiber storage, a robotic knife to cut materials and various other machines and features.
It was built by Fisher Construction over the past year. One feature noted by Fisher Construction was the plant’s state-of-the art climate control system, making it the first industrial application in the state, according to a news release.
The floor space was open to guests to roam, offering a quick glimpse into the classified work done by one of Skagit County’s top manufacturers. Much of the building was empty, with clean, white walls and bright overhead lighting.
Over the next couple weeks, Janicki Industries staff will install new machines, move some over from the existing Hamilton plant, and shutter its blinds to the public as day-to-day operations commence.
EDASC CEO John Sternlicht attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony, getting the chance to check out some of the new machinery and 15,000 square-foot dust-free cleanroom.
“Skagit County is justifiably proud to have Janicki Industries as our largest private employer,” Sternlicht said. “A thriving, expanding industry leader, Janicki Industries is diversifying to serve more potential customers as quality manufacturers should strive to do.”
Others in attendance included government officials, including County Commissioners Lisa Janicki and Ron Wesen, Sedro-Woolley Mayor Julia Johnson, Hamilton Mayor Joan Cromley, Concrete Mayor Jason Miller, State Rep. Carolyn Eslick, and many business and community leaders from throughout the community.