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November 2, 2017

Artisan celebrates more than 20 years in operation, expansion in Purdue@WestGate Community

artisan crane At an Oct. 12 open house, Artisan celebrated its recent expansion to a new facility in WestGate Technology Park. Several founding members attended the event (from left):  Richard Worth, Richard Beasley, Greg Gossett and Greg Sapp. Download image

CRANE, Ind. Artisan Electronics Inc., an engineering and technical services company, announced an expansion of more than 20 percent as it celebrates over 20 years of operation in southern Indiana.

The company has expanded to a larger facility in the WestGate@Crane Technology Park. “In the past few months, our workforce has expanded by 21 percent,” said Greg Gossett, president and owner of Artisan Electronics. “As a result of our growth, we needed more space. The new building will provide more working space in addition to offering warehouse and lab areas that will give us opportunities for new business development.”

Artisan specializes in test engineering, including testing and repair of electronic assemblies, components, circuit cards and systems. Launched on Gossett’s dining room table in 1996, Artisan has its beginnings in southern Indiana. Artisan’s newly expanded workforce consists of high technology job positions, strengthening the labor force in the WestGate and surrounding communities.   

After making the decision to expand, Artisan chose to remain at the park because the amenities and benefits it offers to businesses.

“As part of the Purdue@WestGate community and the WestGate Technology Park, we have direct access to resources we would not have otherwise,” Gossett said. “We can network within the business ecosystem of the technology park on a daily basis. Most importantly, we are able to maintain a close proximity to our main customer, NSWC Crane Naval Base. Keeping our facility at the park allows us to continue to provide high quality service to our customers, along with the convenience of having us right next door.”

Gossett felt the celebration of two decades in business is an important milestone for Artisan and acknowledged the hard work of many people.

“Our employees have been an integral part of the success at Artisan,” Gossett said.  “Our celebration was a great way to honor the contribution of employees, customers and business partners over the years.”  

About Purdue@WestGate

Purdue@WestGate is an economic development accelerator formed by the partnership between WestGate Authority, Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division (NSWC Crane), Purdue University and Purdue Research Foundation. The Indiana-based collaboration combines strengths to advance educational, research and development and technology commercialization across Indiana and elsewhere. Purdue@WestGate offers tools for startups, entrepreneurial experts, programs, educational opportunities and workforce development to help southern Indiana businesses grow and thrive. For more information about the resources available to businesses, visit Purdue@WestGate. 

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