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Prince William County Welcomes Isomet Corporation

October 18, 2017 – Prince William County, Va. – Prince William County is pleased to welcome Isomet Corporation (Isomet) as the newest addition to its thriving business community.  The world renowned supplier of laser beam control devices decided to move its operations from Springfield, Va. to Prince William County after considering other options in Northern Virginia.  The move will bring 21 full-time jobs and $2.3 million in capital investment to the county.

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors approved an agreement between Isomet and the Industrial Development Authority of Prince William County and agreed to assign a $40,000 grant from the county’s Economic Development Opportunity Fund to fund the purchase of new machinery and equipment for their operation. 

“We are pleased to welcome Isomet to our growing cluster of technology companies here in Prince William County,” said Corey A. Stewart, Chairman, Prince William Board of County Supervisors.  “Being in existence for over 60 years is no small feat in any economy and they’ve done this while proving themselves to be a pioneer in their field!  I am certain that their presence in the county will help to augment the profile of our local technology sector,” he added.

We are delighted to call Prince William County our new home,” said Sidney Neely, Chief Financial Officer at Isomet.  “As we considered other locations across the region, the county’s cost competitiveness, skilled workforce along with its pro-business environment presented a compelling value proposition.  We look forward to being here for many years to come,” he added.

Isomet’s announcement comes on the heels of several notable high profile project wins for Prince William County including a major expansion by food distributing giant, US Foods, and the recently opened Iron Mountain data center campus – the largest publicly disclosed, non-utility project announcement in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 2016.

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About Isomet Corporation

Established in 1956, Isomet Corporation produces and sells laser beam control devices, sub-assemblies and associated RF drive electronics for laser-based applications.  The Company is engaged in the design, development and manufacture of acousto-optic (AO) devices, radio frequency (RF) electronics and optical sub-systems. Its products include modulators, frequency shifters, deflectors, tunable filters, Q-switches, special function fiber coupled devices. It also manufactures a full range of compatible frequency sources, RF drivers, power amplifiers and control electronics.  These range from simple fixed frequency drivers to complex microcontroller-based high-speed digital synthesizers.

Isomet also has the capability to re-produce single crystal materials within several days, where it takes nature hundreds of years to form.  These crystals form the basic building block of all AO devices.

Visit www.isomet.com to learn more.

NOTES TO EDITORS:

  • Located less than 20 miles from the nation’s capital, Prince William County encompasses a total area of 348 square miles.
  • 75% of Northern Virginia’s 1.5 million workers live within a 30-minute one-way commute to the center of Prince William County during rush hour.
  • Prince William County provides access to an outstanding talent pool of highly-skilled, culturally diverse labor; 44% of the workforce has a college degree.
  • Prince William County carries a AAA bond rating from all three of the major credit ratings agencies (Fitch, Moody’s and S&P).

 

The Prince William County Department of Economic Development offers services to support and promote existing business expansion and attract new businesses to PWC. For more information, the Department of Economic Development can be reached via email at econdev@pwcgov.org, via phone at (703) 792-5500, or via fax at (703) 792-5502.