Motor Manufacturer Gets New Space At Clarkson University

Motor Manufacturer Gets New Space At Clarkson University

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A Potsdam motor manufacturer is getting a new space while helping college students.

Clarkson University celebrated the grand opening of the Damon Hall Advanced Manufacturing Incubator on Main Street Wednesday. 

LC Drives will make high-powered motors for boats, wind turbines and buses in the renovated building.

"We have a one megawatt test set up here and we'll ultimately be able to test eight megawatts in this building, which will be one of the largest test facilities in the nation," said Russ Marvin, CEO of LC Drives. 

"The motor is about one-third the size and weight of an equivalent output electric motor. These can be in specialized uses," said Tony Collins, Clarkson president.

LC Drives is setting up its equipment in Damon Hall and expects to start production by the fall.

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