Provided by City of Manassas
Governor Ralph Northam announced that High Purity Systems, Inc., an industry leader in the fabrication and installation of process piping systems, will invest more than $8.5 million in the City of Manassas. The investment includes acquisition of a 30,000 square foot facility that will triple current production capacity and create 105 new jobs with average annual salaries exceeding $100,000. The City of Manassas and Virginia successfully competed against the state of Maryland for the company’s investment.
“High Purity Systems has thrived in the City of Manassas for more than three decades, and we are honored that the company has again chosen to reinvest in the Commonwealth for its latest multi-million-dollar expansion,” said Governor Northam.
The growing reputation of Manassas as a regional high-tech hub
In recent years, Manassas has become a highly sought-after location for advanced manufacturing and technology-based companies. Major expansions to existing facilities have been announced by Micron Technology, Aurora Flight Sciences (A Boeing Company), and Chantilly Air. These economic development victories are signs of a vibrant local economy that has cultivated an environment in which businesses thrive.
- Four major expansions for businesses choosing to stay and grow in Manassas
- Over $3.2 Billion of investments announced since August 2018
- More than 1,250 technology and advanced manufacturing jobs added since July 2018
“High Purity Systems has become a vital part of the Manassas business community with ties to several of the City’s largest employers in aerospace and advanced manufacturing. We are proud to have created an environment in which companies like HPS thrive and grow here in Manassas, helping make us a regional employment center with one of the greatest percentages of high-wage jobs in professional and technical services in Virginia,” said Manassas Mayor Harry J. Parrish II.
The region’s highly-skilled and qualified workforce is a winning factor
The City’s ability to attract and retain private sector jobs is a driving force for this success. In fact, 75% of Northern Virginia’s highly-educated and highly-skilled workforce lives within a 30-mile commute of the City of Manassas. Manassas also has the fourth highest pay for tech workers, the 16th highest per capita income, and the tenth highest weekly wages in Virginia. The continued availability and influx of workers entices companies like High Purity Systems to stay and grow in Manassas.
The Manassas Economic Development Authority played a major role in the company’s decision to expand in the City. Recognizing the significant economic impact of the company’s expansion, the EDA worked closely with them to identify a location suitable for the expansion. HPS is creating new jobs and making a significant capital expenditure. It is also contributing to the revitalization of an aging industrial sector of the city. The site of the new production facility will replace a former vehicle storage yard.
“The Economic Development Authority is thrilled High Purity Systems has chosen to stay in Manassas, and are looking forward to their continued success,” said Economic Development Authority Chairman Mark Olsen.
“High Purity Systems, Inc. is proud to partner with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and the City of Manassas Economic Development Authority to expand our operations,” said Jody Ralston, CEO of High Purity Systems, Inc. “Our company and our employees’ families have deep roots in the area, which is why we’re thrilled to remain in the City of Manassas and the Commonwealth of Virginia. This expansion significantly increases our capacity to serve our industrial and government client base throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, as well as our national fabrication customers.