In Newton, N.J., Thorlabs has completed its three-story, 120,000-sq-ft facility, which will act as the central hub for the company’s sales, service, R&D and manufacturing operations. Subsequent construction phases are planned for the next seven to 10 years and will ultimately expand the company’s space to approximately 300,000 sq ft. The privately held company has experienced double-digit growth since its founding in 1989. It manufactures equipment for the photonics industry, including optics, laser diodes, tunable lasers, fiber optics, optical detectors, motion control equipment, optomechanics and vibration isolation systems. It provides system-level solutions such as complete OCT, confocal and multiphoton imaging systems.