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updated: 7/28/2020 2:21 PM

viaPhoton opens new factory in Aurora

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AURORA -- viaPhoton announced it is opening of its first hyperlocal fiber optics micro-factory in Aurora.

The new factory will build and supply fiber optic solutions for data centers and 5G infrastructure across the state. The new 25,000 square foot micro-factory and lab in Aurora, at 2640 White Oak Circle, was selected by the company for its proximity to skilled talent and location in Illinois.

The new viaPhoton factory represents an initial $5 million investment by the company, with hiring underway for 30 new positions initially, and a goal to hire up to 200 more companywide in the next three to five years.

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and the workforce centers at DuPage and Kane County have assisted viaPhoton in recruiting employees and designing on-the-job training programs.