Torch Breaks Ground on New Technology Integration and Prototyping Center

Friday, April 13, 2018

Today Torch Technologies announced a major construction project to build a Technology Integration and Prototyping Center. The announcement was celebrated with a groundbreaking event at the site of the new facility with dignitaries Governor Kay Ivey, Congressman Mo Brooks, and Mayor Tommy Battle speaking at the event. Torch's sister company, Freedom Real Estate & Capital, LLC, recently acquired the land located on the corner of Chris Dr. and Vermont Rd. Torch has partnered with Freedom Real Estate & Capital to develop the property and Torch will serve as the anchor tenant of the new facility. The project development partners include Matheny Goldmon Architecture and Turner Construction.

The construction will include the construction of a new 35,000+ SF lab and solutions facility. Construction of this new building will allow Torch to undertake projects of greater complexity, "ranging from developing instruments that will completely change how warhead testing is accomplished to re-engineering products that protect our nation," said Torch President John Watson.

The groundbreaking event took place at the lot on the corner of Chris Dr. and Vermont Rd. Next, a reception followed at The Freedom Center located at 4090 South Memorial Parkway. John Watson stated, "As a native Alabamian - born and raised in rural South Alabama, educated at Auburn in Central Alabama, and working a large portion of my career in North Alabama - I am sincerely thankful for the partnership that we have with the city and state, as we all work together to improve the standard of living in our community."