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Connie J. Zheng
North of Nine Communications
|TechShop to Begin Construction on D.C. Area Location in Fall 2013|
|New “maker space” in Arlington’s Crystal City neighborhood to be an innovation hub for the region|
MENLO PARK, Calif.
, October 22, 2013 --
TechShop, a membership-based, do-it-yourself (DIY) creative workshop and fabrication studio, today announced that construction on a Washington, D.C. area facility will begin later this year. The new location in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Va. is made possible by a continued partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Innovation (VACI) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The Crystal City location is targeted to open to the public in the first quarter of 2014.
“TechShop energizes local communities and economies because our members have the passion to actually build their dreams, whether they’re personal projects or startups. And we’re very excited to activate the makers of Crystal City and the larger Washington area,” said Mark Hatch, CEO of TechShop. “We’re pleased to work with our government and development partners who made it possible to bring the tools of innovation to the people around our nation’s capital, and especially the programs designed to help men and women who have served in our armed forces.”
World-Class Creative Workspace and Prototyping Studio
• More than $1 million worth of machines, tools and equipment
“We’re very excited to provide a new home for TechShop in Crystal City”, said Mitchell Schear, president of Vornado/Charles E. Smith. “This is the perfect place to inspire TechShop’s inventors and creative thinkers.” TechShop will be located on Crystal Drive, in the center of Crystal City’s Main Street, surrounded by restaurants, shops and scores of creative organizations.
Skills Development Program for Veterans
Extending TechShop’s Reach
Founded in October 2006, TechShop is a membership-based, do-it-yourself (DIY) workshop and fabrication studio providing access to a vibrant community of creative people and more than $1 million worth of high quality machines, tools and software. TechShop offers classes, workshops, instruction and meet-ups for people of all ages and skill levels. TechShop is based in San Jose, Calif., with locations nationwide.
For information and course listings, visit www.techshop.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 855-TECHSHOP. You can follow TechShop on Twitter at "@TechShop." TechShop is also on Facebook as "TechShop Incorporated."
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