VSP Vision Care to Relocate and Expand Flagship Lab

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FOLSOM, Calif.— VSP Vision Care is planning to relocate and expand VSPOne Sacramento, its flagship prescription laboratory, from its current location in Rancho Cordova, Calif. to nearby Folsom. The new facility, which is expected to be operational by November, 2014, will occupy nearly 80,000-square-feet and will include close to 650 union jobs at full capacity, according to a statement released by the Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization (SACTO). The facility will have an economic impact of more than $70 million in output (market value of goods and services produced), and further expands VSP’s global and regional footprint, bringing the VSP Global companies overall regional employment count to nearly 2,500, according to SACTO.

“Changes in federal health care laws as well as ongoing technological advancements in the optical industry have led to a tremendous growth cycle for VSP,” SACTO chair Gary Bradus noted.

The expansion comes in response to VSP’s current facilities reaching their maximum capacities, adding to a larger network of other VSP Optics facilities located throughout the U.S., SACTO said. The relocation and expansion plan will add 200 to 250 new union employees to VSPOne Sacramento’s employment rolls. In addition to the increased production capacity, the facility will have improved training rooms and other employee amenities.

“As a leading employer in the Sacramento region, we are proud that growing our business also results in a 60 percent increase in job creation,” said Dave Delle Donne, VP business development, VSP Optics Group. “This initiative will enable VSPOne Sacramento to conduct all of its manufacturing operations under one roof while increasing efficiency and production capabilities using the newest state of the art equipment.”

VSP Optics, a VSP Global company, provides a broad range of ophthalmic products and services to the VSP network of 30,000 eye doctors through VSPOne Optical Technology Centers located in Columbus, Ohio, Dallas, Texas, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Tampa Bay, Fla., Olympia, Wash., San Diego, Calif., St. Cloud, Minn. and Honolulu, Hawaii.