SPOKANE, WA—Paradigm Lasers, a designer and manufacturer of diode-pumped solid-state laser systems, has moved operations from East Rochester, NY to the Spokane Valley. The company is now operating and leasing a 5000-sq-ft facility at Evergreen Business Park and plans to hire 15 employees in the 12 months.
According to Tim Irwin, president of Paradigm Lasers, the company considered other cities nationwide, but chose the Spokane region for its size and location, business-friendly environment, lower business costs and excellent quality of life.
Paradigm designs, develops, and manufactures advanced laser systems that perform a broad range of precision operations critical to several industries such as precision drilling and welding for the industrial industry, low light level therapy and hair removal for the medical industry, and remote sensing (LIDAR) and terrain mapping (flash LADAR) for the military. Since 1992, the company has worked to develop a technology platform that relies on a unique radial array to produce a high-brightness beam for superb focusing.