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LaCroix Optical Company expands facility

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BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) -

LaCroix Optical Company announced Thursday the 13,750 square foot expansion of their manufacturing facilities in Batesville.

According to a press release from the company, the expansion will bring the facilities total square footage to 46,250.  

The company is one of the largest independent manufacturers of precision optics in the United States. 

They make custom optics for use in medical, laser, scientific, military and industrial equipment.  

The company is expanding the current facility to accommodate future manufacturing needs.

LaCroix Optical Company was founded in Chicago in 1947 and the Batesville location opened in 1966.  

The company relocated the whole operation to Batesville in 1976. 

An updated name was also unveiled; the operation will now be known as LaCroix Precision Optics.  

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