CFD Research breaks ground for new Hollywood Engineering Test Facility

CFD Research breaks ground for new Hollywood Engineering Test Facility

By Dylan Smith, Managing Editor •

HOLLYWOOD, Ala. — CFD Research Corporation, a provider of innovative solutions for the Aerospace & Defense, Biomedical & Life Sciences, and Energy & Materials industries, recently held a ground breaking ceremony for their new and expanded Engineering Test Facility. 

The new 13,125 square foot building will be located on 10.4 acres in the Jackson County Industrial park in Hollywood, AL. It will contain 3,750 square feet of office and meeting space and 7,500 square feet of high bay space for prototyping and testing.

With an expected completion date of January 2021, the facility will become the new home for CFD Research’s prototype manufacturing, system integration, and test & evaluation services supporting many of the cutting-edge technologies that CFD Research develops including propulsion systems, aerospace ground test facilities, and power generation and energy storage technologies.

“We are enthusiastic about the future of this new facility and excited to be a part of the Jackson County Industrial Park.” said Adam Elliott, CFD Research Director of Test & Evaluation.  “In this new facility, the CFD Research Team will continue our tradition of delivering breakthrough solutions.”

Important work performed at the facility has included development of a ram air turbine generator for the Navy’s Next Generation Jammer, advanced propulsion technologies, and fuel injectors for the Air Force’s aeropropulsion test unit (APTU).  

Current efforts are focused on developing a new hot air tunnel (HAT) facility for hypersonic testing.

“CFD Research has been leasing and operating an engineering test facility in Jackson County at Goose Pond Industrial Park for over a decade.” said Sameer Singhal, CFD Research president and CEO. 

“Building and owning this new facility gives us the space and flexibility to grow into larger and more complex prototyping and evaluation operations while establishing a permanent footprint in Jackson County.  Furthermore, this facility will allow us to retain and grow staffing in Jackson County with our very talented employee owners.”

In attendance at the ground breaking ceremony on Monday August 24th were State Senator Steve Livingston, State Rep. Tommy Hanes, Scottsboro Mayor Robin Shelton, Hollywood Mayor Jerry Adkins and several members of the Jackson County Economic Development Authority.  

All were welcomed by Sameer Singhal, CFD Research president & CEO, Matt Thomas, CFD Research vice president and chief engineer, and Adam Elliott, CFD Research director of test & evaluation.

“As a strong advocate for both growth opportunities for Jackson County and the aerospace/defense sector, it is with great optimism that we welcome CFD Research Corporation to our community becoming the first of this kind of industry to locate in Jackson County. 

“With our proximity to Huntsville as an aerospace/defense hub, it is a matter of time before we continue to see businesses choosing to locate here,” said Senator Steve Livingston.

“We are extremely proud and excited to have such a quality, cutting edge company commit to a long-term relationship with Jackson County.  This speaks highly of our community and workforce.  We look forward to much success for years to come!” stated Shelia Shepard, President/CEO, Jackson County EDA.

About CFD Research: Since its inception in 1987, CFD Research has worked with government agencies, businesses and academia to provide innovative solutions within the Aerospace & Defense, Biomedical & Life Sciences, and Energy & Materials industries. 

Over the years CFD Research has earned multiple national awards for successful application and commercialization of innovative technology prototypes, multi-physics simulation software, multi-disciplinary analyses, and expert support services. 

CFD Research is an ISO9001 and AS9100 registered company and is appraised at CMMI Level II for services. Learn more at