CFD Research Expands Hollywood Facility

HUNTSVILLE, AL, Sep 13, 2023 – CFD Research Corp. held a groundbreaking ceremony for an additional facility at its Engineering Test Center in Hollywood, AL, on August 28, 2023. US Congressman (AL-05) Dale Strong headlined the ceremony. Other speakers and attendees included Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield, Alabama State Senator Steve Livingston, Scottsboro Mayor Jim McCamy, and Nathan Lee, president of the Jackson County Economic Development Authority.

“CFD Research specializes in delivering next-level technologies, services and products that keep us all safe, and this expansion project at its Hollywood site will help the company achieve new milestones in that critical mission,” said Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce.

The new 19,000-square-foot building will support work for ongoing contracts with the Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), the Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), and other customers. The building will provide more than 28 additional offices, a second-high bay, larger conference room space, and closed areas for classified meetings. This facility will expand the team’s capability to provide services, perform technology development, and enable increased test capacity.

“Thank you to the town of Hollywood and Jackson County for welcoming us so graciously and celebrating this groundbreaking event, and thank you to the Alabama Department of Commerce for its support. The location and proximity to our other facilities has been an ideal solution and will enable us to work more efficiently and economically,” stated Sameer Singhal, president and CEO of CFD Research.

In August of 2021, CFD Research opened its 13,125-square-foot test and evaluation facility positioned on 10.4 acres in Jackson County Industrial Park in Hollywood, AL. In November of 2022, CFD Research added 63 acres of property to the facility and an additional test stand four times larger than CFD Research’s previous capability to expand the company’s manufacturing, system integration, and test and evaluation services. CFD Research had 4 employees at the Testing Center when it opened in 2021, has 22 employees now, and anticipates surpassing over 40 employees in the near future.

About CFD Research

CFD Research Corp. specializes in engineering simulations, advanced prototypes, and innovative designs for aerospace, defense, life sciences, materials, energy, and other industries. Using our software and experimental capabilities, we develop new hardware concepts, innovative designs, and superior solutions for our customers with lower risk, reduced costs, and less time. CFD Research has grown steadily and profitably every year since its inception in 1987. CFD Research is a two-time winner of the prestigious Tibbetts Award, a two-time winner of the Army National Achievement Award for excellence in the SBIR program, several NASA awards, and a winner of the Nunn-Perry Award.

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