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Torch Technologies Breaks Ground on New Lab and Solutions Facility

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April 13, 2018
Torch Technologies Breaks Ground on New Lab and Solutions Facility

Today Torch Technologies announced a major construction project to build a new solutions building and lab. The announcement was celebrated with a groundbreaking event at the site of the new facility. 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 from 4:00-5:00 PM 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.”

About Torch Technologies:
Founded in October 2002, Torch Technologies, Inc. (Torch) is a 100% employee-owned small business dedicated to quality technical services, competitive costs and ethical business practices. Torch has been recognized over the past decade for its business performance, workplace environment, and ethical business practices. Most recently, in 2018, Torch was recognized as the ESOP Company of the Year by the New South Chapter of The ESOP Association. In 2017, Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine named Torch a Best Medium Workplace for the second consecutive year. Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine also named Torch one of the country's Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services for the second consecutive year in 2017. Torch was also named a winner of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Huntsville award, marking Torch’s fourth time to receive this honor, with previous wins in 2016, 2012, and 2008. Washington Technology listed Torch in its annual “Top 100” Government Contractors ranking for the third consecutive year in 2017, and Bloomberg Government listed Torch in its annual “Top 200” ranking in 2017. Torch was also ranked in the Inc. 5000 list for the eleventh consecutive year in 2017. Additionally, in 2017, Torch was ranked #16 on the Entrepreneur 360 list. In 2016, Torch was named one of America’s Best Small Companies by Forbes. In 2015, Torch won the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Business Ethics in the North Alabama Region for the 3rd time, also winning in 2009 and 2005. In 2013, Torch was recognized by the Small Business Administration as Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year representing the eight southeastern states in SBA Region IV. Torch was selected by Inc. Magazine and Winning Workplaces as a winner in the 2011 Top Small Company Workplaces national competition. In 2008, the Alabama Information Technology Association selected Torch as Large Business of the Year Leadership in Technology award, and the Principal Group named Torch one of the Principal 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security nationwide. Torch won the 2007 Huntsville Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year award in the Technology Category. Also in 2007, Inc. 5000 ranked Torch as the No. 1 Fastest Growing Privately-Held Defense Contractor in the Southeast Region. Torch was nationally recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine in July 2006 as one of the 100 fastest growing companies in America. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.TorchTechnologies.com

Cayce Taylor, Communications Specialist
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