Advanced Design Consulting USA, Inc. Is Adding Space and Jobs
08/19/2004 - 11/30/-0001
Lansing, NY, Expansion adds jobs. August 19, 2004 – Congressman Sherwood L. Boehlert (R-New Hartford) and Nobel Laureate Robert C. Richardson, Cornell University's Vice Provost for research, joined Alex Deyhim, president of Advanced Design Consulting USA, Inc., on August 19 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at ADC’s expanded headquarters in Lansing, New York. Congressman Boehlert, chair of the House Science Committee and acting chair of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, and Professor Richardson, co-winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize for Physics for his breakthrough discovery of the superfluidity of helium-3, were on hand to celebrate, with Deyhim, ADC staff and over 100 guests, the addition of 9,000 square feet to the company’s engineering and design facility.
In his address at the ceremony, Congressman Boehlert stressed that jobs created over the last decade in the United States have largely resulted from the growth of small business and entrepreneurship. "Life," he said, "is giving to the community at large. The entrepreneur that gives economic job opportunities to the [local] region gives a great deal."
Professor Richardson's address emphasized Cornell's firm commitment to technology transfer, which his Office of the Vice Provost for Research coordinates for the university. He also lauded Congressman Boehlert's important contributions, as chair of the House Science Committee to advancing the nation's scientific enterprise, citing, as a prime example, Boehlert's recognition that "science and technology drive the economy" and that "the ultimate transfer of fundamental research leads to [innovation]."
In addition to adding more office space, ADC's new building will house electronic testing facilities as well as space for a wet chemical room, an environmental vibration-free measurement facility, and an ultra-high vacuum clean room. “Since we work on many projects concurrently in a wide variety of engineering disciplines, space has always been at a premium,” says Deyhim. “This new addition will allow us complete projects more rapidly and efficiently.”
ADC's addition will also benefit the local economy. In May 2003, ADC had 14 people on its payroll. A year later that number grew to 24. Deyhim estimates that in the next few years his growing business will double its staff, employing mostly engineers, technicians, machinists, administrators, and researchers.
One of ADC’s current projects is a National Science Foundation-sponsored contract to design and manufacture wireless, battery-free sensors for steel-reinforced concrete bridges. Slightly larger than a pinhead, these sensors can be poured into the concrete of a bridge deck or roadbed and transmit data that measures the strength of the bridge.
ADC staff members are also working under a U.S. Navy-sponsored second-phase contract to develop the strongest – and perhaps smartest – synthetic rope yet for naval vessels. ADC is testing the bonding power of materials like nanofibers and biological polymers to learn whether artificially-created strands work well in a large-rope structure. ADC engineers and scientists will then look at the rope fiber at the molecular level, to understand how fiber atoms are bonded and to predict tensile strength when molecules are rearranged.
A native of Utica, Congressman Boehlert represents New York’s 24th Congressional District, which includes all or parts of Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Oneida, Ontario, Otsego, Tioga, Tompkins, and Seneca Counties. He was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1982. He has served on the House Science Committee since 1983 and was elected chairman in 2001.
Professor Richardson is currently the F. R. Newman Professor of Physics and the Vice Provost for Research at Cornell University. He has published more than 95 articles in major research journals and has been active in teaching introductory and advanced physics to students throughout his 37 years at Cornell. Sharing the 1996 Nobel Prize with him for work on the properties of liquids and solids at very low temperatures were David M. Lee of Cornell and Douglas D. Osheroff of Stanford University.
About the company: Advanced Design Consulting USA, Inc. (ADC) is a privately owned company organized and structured to provide technical services to all types of clients from small scientific entrepreneurs to universities, government agencies and private-sector industry. The firm’s expertise and activities are primarily related to engineering design, research and development, testing and custom fabrication. ADC searches for innovative solutions to difficult problems. To learn more about ADC products and services, visit the website at www.adc9001.com.