CAMECA Country Director Jesse Olson spoke to the crowd at the CAMECA groundbreaking on Nov. 29 with Mayor Steve Arnold at left. "Employees are our greatest assets and we are very thankful to be expanding in Fitchburg," Olson said.

A new CAMECA Instruments Inc. building broke ground on Nov. 29 at 5470 Nobel Drive in Fitchburg.

“We want to create a building where everyone can be the most productive, a space where people can leave feeling better than when they came in,” CAMECA Instruments Country Director Jesse Olson said while addressing the crowd of dozens at the event.

The building will be a new office location for CAMECA, the “world leader in elemental and isotopic microanalysis,” according to a news release.

The 28,596-square-foot building has a total projected cost of $5.9 million with developer Ruedebusch Development. It comes as an addition to the live-work neighborhood, joining the Kepler Center for Promega, a 30-unit multi-family apartment also under construction and 17 new single-family homes.

“Another new building on the Fitchburg Certified Site is a benefit for the city and reinforces the advantages of the Tech Lands development for growing companies,” Fitchburg Mayor Steve said Arnold in a news release.

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