Following a full year of planning and development, 3DR’s San Diego engineering department will officially move into their new Otay Mesa facility on Saturday. At 32,000 square feet, the new facility is large enough for a specially designed indoor flight arena, but more importantly, large enough that it also gives our ever-expanding engineering department room to grow: They’ve got some “toe room” in an unfinished space upstairs.
The new location also brings engineering closer to the manufacturing department in Tijuana. Tim McConnell, 3DR’s director of engineering, has said that close collaboration between the departments has grown more and more important to the production process. From Otay Mesa, engineers will now only have to make a short commute to the factory to work on design and construction. All engineers will have SENTRI passes to expedite border crossing.
It’s taken a year of work to get to the new building, but it’s got an untold number of great years in it. Congratulations, guys!