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KYOCERA Breaks Ground to Expand Industrial Ceramic Manufacturing Operations in Washington State

VANCOUVER, WASH. — April 25, 2016 — Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony today for a $10 million expansion of its manufacturing operations here.

Planned for completion during this calendar year, the new construction will expand Kyocera’s existing 40,000-square-foot facility by 45 percent, to 58,000 square feet, and could create up to 30 new employment positions over the next few years. The facility currently employs 125 workers on three shifts.

Kyocera companies have manufactured in Vancouver continuously since 1986, with the current facility at 5713 N.E. Fourth Plain Boulevard active since 1992. Conceived as a research and development center for advanced ceramic materials, the facility now serves as a specialty custom-order manufacturer of high-added-value engineered ceramic components.

Kyocera’s ceramics are used in many high-performance, high-reliability applications, with key roles in the semiconductor, aerospace, automotive, medical and renewable energy markets.


Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc. of San Diego, Calif., a holding company for Kyocera enterprises throughout North America.

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) (, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as “advanced ceramics”). By combining these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of electronic devices, industrial components, cutting tools, semiconductor packages, solar power generating systems, mobile phones, and document solutions equipment, including printers and copiers. During the year ended March 31, 2015, the company’s net sales totaled 1.53 trillion yen (approx. USD12.7 billion). Kyocera appears on the latest listing of the “Top 100 Global Innovators” by Thomson Reuters, and is ranked #552 on Forbes magazine’s 2015 “Global 2000” listing of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.

CONTACT: Jay Scovie
Director of Corporate Communications
KYOCERA International, Inc.

Tel:  + 1 (619) 517-3037