Tom Reed Visits Growing Success Story in Tompkins County
Tom Reed met with employees Tuesday at Advanced Design Consulting (ADC) in Lansing to hear how the business’s new 20,000 square foot expansion will bring local jobs to the area. ACD’s current 15,000 square foot facility will soon become a 35,000 square foot facility, providing additional space for more manufacturing, engineering and administrative jobs resulting in at least 12 new positions.
“This local business that started out in a garage is now putting some of the most advanced cutting edge technology to use right here in the Southern Tier and adding local jobs as a result of its success,” Reed said. “Caring for these high-tech manufacturers whether that means reducing regulations, working to get tax reform across the finish line, strengthening our workforce development efforts – or a combination of those – will help secure the future of ADC and local businesses like ADC in the region.”
ADC President Alex Deyhim said, ““We appreciate Congressman Reed taking the time to tour our facility, meet our employees and listen to their issues affecting them right now. It is reassuring in the sense that the little companies, like us, have a voice big enough to represent our company.”
Reed, Co-chair of the House Manufacturing Caucus, highlighted the importance of supporting advanced manufactures of all sizes so that they can succeed both at home and overseas. “Standing up for U.S. manufacturers means creating a fair playing field for them so that they can continue doing what they do best, ‘making it here and selling it there.’ Getting to know the employees personally and having face-to-face conversations about what is and isn’t working gives us the best opportunity to maximize growth and success.”
Reed first met Deyhim during a visit to the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Light Source (CHESS) lab at Cornell University. Deyhim and his employees worked with Cornell researchers at the CHESS lab to develop and manufacture a state-of-the-art adjustable x-ray slit system.