SonTek/YSI celebrates 15 years in San Diego with new 'Center of Excellence'

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Jan. 3 for the new Center of Excellence for SonTek/YSI Inc. The event will be hosted by YSI CEO Rick Omlor. Ramon Cabrera, the SonTek founder, and David Shumway, its longest employee, are scheduled to cut the ribbon. The newly constructed, 20,000 sq. ft. building will house a growing Research and Development unit, as well as provide additional space for its manufacturing center...

SAN DIEGO, CA, Dec. 21, 2006 -- New location. Growing possibilities. That's the overall theme in 2007 for SonTek/YSI Inc.. Not only will the business be celebrating 15 years in San Diego, but on Jan. 3, employees will have an expansive and contemporary new facility to call home.

The newly constructed, 20,000 sq. ft. building will house a growing Research and Development unit, as well as provide additional space for its humming manufacturing center. The site is only about one mile away from its previous location.

An official ribbon cutting ceremony will be held 10:45 a.m. Jan. 3, and is open to the community of San Diego. Expected to attend are local and regional government officials, as well as long-time friends and customers of SonTek/YSI, to include representatives from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, the United States Geological Survey, and the Marine Technology Society.

Brief remarks will be made by YSI CEO Rick Omlor. YSI Inc. is the parent company of SonTek/YSI, and is located in Yellow Springs, OH.

Leading the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be SonTek Founder and now Director of Research and Development, Ramon Cabrera. Joining him will be employee/owner David Shumway, who is officially recognized as SonTek's longest-term employee.

SonTek builds acoustic Doppler technology that can measure the speed of water in almost any environment. This could be in a hydraulics laboratory at a university, for coastal ocean monitoring of waves, currents and tides, and for monitoring flow in rivers, streams and canals.

It's new address is: 9940 Summers Ridge Road, San Diego, CA 92121. The telephone number is: 858-546-8327.

SonTek/YSI (www.sontek.com), founded in 1992 and advancing environmental science in over 100 countries, manufactures affordable, reliable acoustic Doppler instrumentation for water velocity measurement in oceans, rivers, lakes, harbors, estuaries, and laboratories. SonTek/YSI is headquartered in San Diego, California, and is part of YSI Inc., an employee owned company that provides monitoring and data collection instrumentation to global water quality, water quantity, and aquaculture markets..

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Also see:
-- "YSI Newsletter: Drought Strains Resources for Water Utilities Worldwide" (Fall 2006)
-- "SonTek/YSI announces location of 2007 International Users Conference, Jan. 24-26"

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