ARCOR Laser Grows into New Location

Precision Laser Processing Manufacturer Moves to Meet Today’s Needs; Expects Continued Growth

SUFFIELD, CT – To accommodate its expanding business growth and strong market performance, ARCOR Laser Services LLC, has fully moved into its new headquarters in Suffield, Conn.  ARCOR, a leader in new and unique solutions for laser processing and system integration, has now centralized its production, administrative offices, shipping/receiving and warehouse departments in the new facility.  The company also has a separate assembly area for sensitive medical devices, which has been a strong business segment.  The company will now have the capacity to double its manufacturing in the new 12,000 sq. ft. building.  Additionally, ARCOR will be able to add another 12,000 sq. ft. to meet expected growth within the next two years.

The new facility is located at the intersection of Route 75, Spencer Street and 4 Kenny Roberts Memorial Drive, close to Bradley International Airport.  State officials said the new location is a prime asset for the region.

“I think it’s a great addition to the industrial park in Suffield.  It’s nice to see this finished building right here making high-tech product,” said State Rep. Elaine O’Brien (D-Suffield/Windsor/East Granby).

The precision laser processing manufacturer offers laser welding, fine cutting, drilling, laser additives manufacturing, marking, and laser system integration to a diverse customer base including: automotive, medical, aerospace, power generation, firearms, military, space propulsion and electronics industries.

“It feels good to be in a bigger building and being near the airport gives us a lot of access to logistics, and a lot more space to expand,” said Gary Francoeur, president of ARCOR Laser Services. “We designed the facility specifically for the processes that we do. We’re able to bring in more equipment to expand the production use, as well as bring in some of the newer technology.”

ARCOR’s new facility is equipped with a full metallurgical laboratory for quick and accurate process analysis. Construction of the facility was completed in March 2011, and the company officially celebrated its opening in June.

“This is a very visible corner as you come into Suffield and the airport, and ARCOR is a future growth company in this town,” said Suffield First Selectman, Tom Frenaye, during the grand opening event.

Francoeur, who has been at the forefront of the laser industry for more than 20 years, said ARCOR’s advanced technology laser job shop is a single source for a variety of materials and processes. He explained that ARCOR also offers added value contract manufacturing to provide the end customer with a complete manufacturing solution.

Founded in 2004, ARCOR Laser Services ( specializes in offering laser welding, cutting, drilling, laser additive manufacturing, and laser system integration.  The company utilizes the most advanced equipment available to supplying laser technology to a diverse customer base. ARCOR differentiates itself in the market by introducing new and unique solutions for laser processing, as well as by developing proprietary hardware and software techniques for welding and drilling.

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