Powell announces leading photonics company will be headquartered in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 9 – State Rep. Lindsay Powell, D-Allegheny, announced today that Excelitas Technologies Corp., a leader in photonics technology, is establishing its headquarters in Pittsburgh’s Strip District.

The company has committed to creating at least 250 high-wage jobs in Pittsburgh over the next four years.

“District 21 is an attractive location for businesses,” Powell said. “We have close access to world-renowned companies, a growing local economy, and the world’s most welcoming residents. We’re happy that Excelitas recognizes what the district has to offer and has committed to a 12-year lease for their new location in the Strip District.”

Excilitas’ relocation to the Strip District comes shortly after Westinghouse announced the planned opening of their new nuclear innovation facility in Etna in October 2023. The firm’s new address will be 2545 Railroad St.

Photonics is a branch of optics that studies light in the form of photons and is utilized in medicine, communication, aviation, renewable energy and many other fields in a variety of ways.