Louisville engineering firm Roccor moves to Longmont

LONGMONT – Engineering firm Roccor LLC is getting settled in its new Longmont digs after moving last week from Louisville with an eye on significant growth for the rest of 2016.

Roccor cofounder and vice president of technology Will Francis said Tuesday that the 17-person company expects to grow to 25 to 30 employees by the end of the year. And while the company has so far leased 8,500 square feet at 2602 Clover Basin Drive, he said Roccor could be adding more space in the building sometime in the next three months.

Roccor had been sharing about 6,000 square feet of space in the Colorado Technology Center with Solid Power. Francis said the move to Longmont not only provided convenience for several Roccor employees who live in the city but also more affordable real estate for the growing company.

“(The added space) is definitely needed,” Francis said.

The space at 2602 Clover Basin had previously been occupied by ABSL Space Products, which was acquired by Enersys Advanced Systems in 2011 and relocated within Longmont. The space already included a clean room where Roccor will be able to assemble flight hardware for satellites.

Founded in 2011, Roccor’s aerospace products include deployable structures for satellites, including solar arrays, antennas and booms. The company, which merged earlier this year with another former Louisville firm, ITC Solutions, also has a division focused on thermal management products that are primarily in the research and development phase.

Francis said Roccor, which licenses much of its intellectual property from the U.S. Air Force, has contracts for $5 million in work lined up so far for 2016.

The Longmont Economic Development Partnership announced Roccor’s move Tuesday. Francis said the company did not receive incentives from the city of Longmont to make the move.

“We worked closely with the Longmont Economic Development Partnership as part of our relocation effort and look forward to making Longmont our home for many years to come,” Roccor CEO Douglas Campbell said in a press release.

LONGMONT – Engineering firm Roccor LLC is getting settled in its new Longmont digs after moving last week from Louisville with an eye on significant growth for the rest of 2016.

Roccor cofounder and vice president of technology Will Francis said Tuesday that the 17-person company expects to grow to 25 to 30 employees by the end of the year. And while the company has so far leased 8,500 square feet at 2602 Clover Basin Drive, he said Roccor could be adding more space in the building sometime in the next three months.

Roccor had been sharing about 6,000 square feet of space in the Colorado Technology Center with Solid Power. Francis said the move to Longmont not only provided convenience for several Roccor employees who live in the city but also more affordable real estate for the growing company.

“(The added space) is definitely needed,” Francis said.

The space at 2602 Clover Basin had previously been occupied by ABSL Space Products, which was acquired by Enersys Advanced Systems in 2011 and relocated within Longmont. The space already included a clean room where Roccor will be able to assemble flight hardware for satellites.

Founded in 2011, Roccor’s aerospace products include deployable structures for satellites, including solar arrays, antennas and booms. The company, which merged earlier this year with another former Louisville firm, ITC Solutions, also has a division focused on thermal management products that are primarily in the research and development phase.

Francis said Roccor, which licenses much of its intellectual property from the U.S. Air…