Audio visual equipment company AbelCine opened up a 12,500 square foot development center in Sunset Park, bringing more tech jobs into the Industry City complex.
The development facility will specifically zero in on AbelCine’s engineering, product development, and integration sectors, and the space is envisioned as a hub of innovation for the company. Founded in New York City, AbelCine’s Brooklyn facility will join locations in Chicago and Burbank, CA.
“We are excited to a be a part of the creative community at Industry City,” said Jonathan Epner, Director of Market Development at AbelCine.
Industry City has been drawing the creative community in Brooklyn to the massive historic industrial complex. Originally a hotspot for industry in the 20th century, particularly during the heavy production years of World War II, the complex housed a number of prominent companies over the years, such as Topps Candy Company of trading card fame. Changing modes of transportation in the 1960s made the area less enticing for industry. However, a $1,000,000,000 plan to redevelop the site has had some success attracting companies of a more creative ilk.
You can check out some photos of the new AbelCine center below.
[Photos via AbelCine]
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