A groundbreaking ceremony is set Wednesday for a South Bend-based technology company's expansion at Innovation Park. F Cubed LLC will be located in one of two new buildings planned on the property of the old Studebaker plant. The other facility will include the University of Notre Dame Turbomachinery Facility, a research and testing collaboration with General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) and several other partners.
December 8, 2014
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Department of Community Investment will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of F Cubed, LLC into one of two multi-tenant office buildings planned at Ignition Park. The event will be held on Cotter Street across from Data Realty at 11 am Wednesday, December 10.
F Cubed's growth reinforces the City's growing reputation as a technology hub. South Bend has committed millions to support the commercialization of technologies resulting from research at the University of Notre Dame's Innovation Park and brought to market at Ignition Park. F Cubed has commercialized a rapid molecular diagnostic system, developed through technology licensed from the University of Notre Dame, for food safety, medical, and environmental applications.
“F Cubed has found a home in South Bend,” says Les Ivie, president and CEO of F Cubed. “The University of Notre Dame, Ivy Tech, and the City of South Bend have been great partners and this growth only deepens our commitment to build on our success.”
F Cubed will occupy one of two buildings that Great Lakes Capital is constructing at Ignition Park, providing 86,000 square feet of space. One of the tenants will be the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Facility, a laboratory that will focus on research and testing related to turbine engines used by commercial and military aircrafts. The buildings are part of the second phase of the high-tech campus, located on 84-acres of city-owned land on the grounds of the former Studebaker plant.
“This is another example of a business getting started at Notre Dame's Innovation Park, expanding to Ignition Park, and having success that strengthens South Bend's position as a hub for high-tech, high-paying jobs,” Mayor Pete Buttigieg says. “It's another major investment in the City’s economic future and more momentum for the cutting-edge business environment South Bend is building.”
Source: The City of South Bend