Advanced Engineering announces expansion plans

Carole Siders seals a blister inside the clean room at Advanced Engineering. The business recently announced plans to expand.
Carole Siders seals a blister inside the clean room at Advanced Engineering. The business recently announced plans to expand. Photo provided.

A Huntington business has announced plans to expand, thanks to new contracts with area orthopedic companies.

Advanced Engineering, currently located at 5299 Mishler Rd., will acquire a 23,500-square-foot building near the Huntington Municipal Airport, spokesperson Frances Stouffer says.

The business, founded in 1982, earned certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in October 2008, demonstrating its ability manufacture for adn sell to medical device companies.

The company recently signed a long-term agreement with a Warsaw-based orthopedic company, Stouffer says. That contract, along with additional new business from other orthopedic companies, means that Advanced Engineering has run out of capacity at its current location, Stouffer says.

The new facility near the airport will be used to mold, assemble, package and warehouse inventory, Stouffer says, adding that it will be a duplicate of the current 21,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. The new facility is expected to be in full production by July 2010.

Advanced Engineering also offers a wide variety of industrial tools, including prototypes, fixtures, special gauges, custom molds and injection molds. It also offers a complete design-and-build service for tooling.

Owners Dan Thompson, John Layman and Phil Layman founded the business in a two-car garage north of Huntington and moved to the current location on Mishler Road in 1989.