Wayne County tech firm Optimax expanding, creating jobs

A Wayne County company is adding jobs as the result of a $21.7 million expansion, Empire State Development announced last week.

Optimax Systems Inc. in Ontario is constructing a $21.7 million, 60,000-square-foot addition at its facility on Dean Parkway.

Optimax, which was founded in 1991 and moved to Wayne County two years later, is involved in fiber optic telecommunications, solid-state lighting, digital photography, displays and diagnostic medicine. The company has worked key programs in aerospace, government research, and defense, said ESD.

The expanded operations, with financial support from ESD, will allow the company to create 59 new jobs over the next five years, with another 291 positions being retained. The expansion is expected to be completed in 2024.

“We are excited that as we grow, we can continue to be a part of the great community in Wayne County and do this expansion in New York state,” said Optimax Systems President Mike Mandina. “Constructing this new expansion enables us to build a state-of-the-art facility that can support our technological and employee growth as the largest high-precision optics manufacturer in the United States. We’d like to thank Gov. Cuomo and Empire State Development for their support and assistance enabling us to reinvest in upstate New York and build on Optimax’s growing success.”

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