GREENFIELD — An engineering company has opened its headquarters in Greenfield, breathing new life into a vacant building once owned by a local veteran’s group.

Photon Automation, which develops high- powered industrial lasers and builds robotic machinery, has moved into the space at 275 S. Center St. that once housed the American Legion.

County officials say they are excited to have a high-tech corporation in their small community and even more pleased to bring activity to a building that has sat empty since 2013.

August marks three years since financial woes forced Greenfield’s Dale E. Kuhn Hancock American Legion Post 119 to vacate the large gathering hall on the northeast corner of Center and Osage Streets.

Read more in Tuesday’s Daily Reporter.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or