United Lens Company

We are a build-to-print manufacturer of custom optical components. We serve a broad range of industries, including laser, aerospace, commercial, astronomical, and more. United Lens stocks the largest variety of optical materials and fused silica in the world, which allows us to be competitive and deliver quickly.

Company Profile

Website: http://www.unitedlens.com/

Address: 259 Worcester Street
Southbridge, Massachusetts 01550

Full Time Employees: 150

Year Founded: 1916


Because we are a custom job shop, we are able to create a huge variety of products. We make windows and mirrors for 3D movie systems; glass optics for medical equipment, such as tattoo removal; optics for high power laser equipment used to cut metal for the automobile industry; and more.


Our customer base is extremely diverse because of our custom capabilities. Some of our customers are other optics manufacturers. They may buy machined blanks from us that they plan to polish themselves, or they may send their own optics to us so we can apply the coatings. We also sell to telescope manufacturers, military sub-contractors, laser systems manufacturers, etc.

Careers/Job Opportunities

At United Lens Company we are always looking for people who are willing to come to work and work hard. We provide on-the-job training for necessary skills. Our ideal candidate will have a very strong work ethic and a basic understanding of math skills. Our employees work hands-on with our product all the way through the value stream. From hand beveling, CNC machining, inspecting, or office administrative work – our employees are our greatest asset. We offer competitive pay and great benefits. We are actively looking for candidates with a great attitude and some mechanical background to join our sales staff. Please check http://info.unitedlens.com/careers for our most current listings or call 508-765-5421 for more information.

Internship/Apprenticeship Program

Yes. Contact Denise Cournoyer at dcournoyer@unitedlens.com for more information.

Company Benefits

Our company is happy to provide on-the-job training to all employees. We also hold many specialized training courses on or off site throughout the year. ULC values education and offers an education reimbursement program to qualified employees.

Community Engagement

Our company has a long tradition of community engagement and participation. For 102 years we have supported our community in many ways. We are very involved with many local schools at various levels, and have supplied several of them with state-of-the-art equipment and computer labs. We also helped provide our town with a common area and sponsor many free concerts during the summer season. Our community has benefitted from ULC for over a century.


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