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Excelitas Technologies Plans Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Headquarters

Photonics technology company Excelitas Technologies Corp. plans to establish operations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The $2.3 million project is expected to create at least 250 jobs over four years.

The headquarters will be located in 46,000-50,000-square-feet of space at 2545 Railroad Street.

“Excelitas is a leading photonics technology business with a strong global footprint, and we are proud to call Pittsburgh and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania home,” said Ron Keating, Excelitas Technologies CEO. “Pittsburgh and the Western Pennsylvania region have developed a significant high-technology presence, combined with a strong work ethic and an engaged state and local leadership who understand the value of job creation. These factors provided attractive competitive differentiators when we undertook our site selection process. We would like to thank Governor Shapiro and his Administration for their strong and compelling support.”

Excelitas received a funding proposal from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $2.3 million Pennsylvania First grant and will be encouraged to apply for Research and Development (R&D) tax credits as well.

“Pennsylvania will be a leader in innovation, job creation and economic development, and having Excelitas move their headquarters here checks all of those boxes,” noted DCED Secretary Rick Siger. “I’m thrilled that the Shapiro Administration could help bring an innovative, advanced technology company like Excelitas to the Commonwealth.”

Excelitas is a photonics technology leader focused on delivering innovative, high-performance, market-driven solutions to meet the technology needs of its expansive customer base serving the life sciences, microelectronics, automation, aerospace and defense end markets.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Excelitas Technologies’ global headquarters to the Pittsburgh region. Excelitas will advance customized photonics solutions for global markets from their new home in the Strip District, one of our region’s most well-known and vibrant centers of tech and innovation,” added Allegheny Conference on Community Development CEO Stefani Pashman. “In addition to recognizing Governor Shapiro for his bullish approach to creating an investment-winning environment in Pennsylvania, I want to thank Excelitas CEO Ron Keating for casting his vote for Pittsburgh, first with Evoqua and now with Excelitas, as a region with everything to support not only launching, but growing, innovative companies.”

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