Dana Pittman, PPI/Time Zero President and CEO, said the company's first year at Solutions Place has gone better than he could have imagined.
"We expanded from New Jersey to Virginia to better serve our core clients in defense and attract new ones, and that's exactly what happened.
Now we are looking to expand to keep up with increasing demand," he
The news comes as Solutions Place continues adding tenants and boosting economic opportunity in Waynesboro, including the July addition of a growing custom auto parts manufacturer and wholesaler, Killer B Motorsport.
From fighter and commercial aircraft to rescue helicopters and unmanned drones, PPI/Time Zero's cutting-edge control and monitoring systems are used in aerospace and defense-related technology and by companies in the medical and industrial sectors.
By August, Pittman
said the company expects to hit 50 employees, including engineers hired from regional manufacturers that had previously cut staff.
expects to hire another 50 employees, for a total of 100 skilled workers, by the end of 2012.
could also possibly add another 50,000 square feet, boosting its total space at Solutions Place to 70,000 square feet.
"Success often depends on location, and Solutions Place has been a key ingredient to a highly successful first year in Virginia," Pittman