VIAVI opens Arizona production facility

Nov. 17, 2022
The company moved its headquarters to Chandler in February 2021 and announced plans for the new production capacity at the same time.

Viavi Solutions Inc. (VIAVI; NASDAQ: VIAV) says its new production facility in Chandler, AZ, is open for business. The company moved its headquarters to Chandler in February 2021 and announced plans for the new production capacity at the same time (see “VIAVI moving its headquarters to Chandler, AZ”). The facility will support VIAVI’s Optical Security and Performance Products (OSP) segment.

As part of establishing roots in the area, VIAVI has endowed a scholarship at the University of Arizona’s Wyant College of Optical Sciences as well as contributed to Chandler’s reclaimed water program. The development and opening of the production facility also represents an initial capital infusion into the area of nearly $100 million; VIAVI estimates a further $50 million will be generated in payroll taxes for local and state governments along with the creation of hundreds of new jobs.

“VIAVI is a global company in every sense of the word,” commented CEO Oleg Khaykin. “That means setting up in key locations around the world is critical to our success, and we’re always sure to contribute to the communities in which we operate. Establishing a major hub in Chandler, Arizona, will not only expand our involvement in the local optics ecosystem but ramp up our U.S. manufacturing capabilities considerably.”

“Advanced manufacturing is in Chandler’s DNA and we are thrilled to welcome the latest addition with VIAVI,” stated Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke. “It has been a pleasure working with the VIAVI team as they have built out their new manufacturing facility and relocated their headquarters to Chandler. VIAVI and Chandler are a perfect match and we wish them many years of success in our community.”

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