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VPT Breaks Ground for New Headquarters in Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center

April 17, 2012 | Press Releases

VPT breaks ground on a new headquarters in Blacksburg, VA. From left: Steve Butler, VP of Engineering for VPT, John Hodock, CFO for VPT, Dr. Dan Sable, President of VPT, Shawn Graham, COO & Executive Director of Quality, and Joe Meredith, President of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center.

BLACKSBURG, VA, April 17, 2012 – VPT Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI), recently broke ground on a new headquarters facility  in Blacksburg Virginia. The new facility will serve as VPT’s research and development center and will be located in the award-winning office park, the  Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center.

“We are pleased to be expanding into this state-of-the-art research facility,” said Dr. Dan Sable, President of VPT. “We’ve grown appreciably over the last several years and the time is right to invest in the next phase of our corporate success.  The new facility will offer several new amenities to enhance our R&D capabilities as we continue to develop new power conversion technologies for the avionics, military, and space markets.”

VPT anticipates moving to the new location in the fourth quarter of this year.  The move will not affect VPT’s manufacturing operations, which are located in a separate facility.

The artist rendition of VPT’s new headquarters, which will also serve as the company’s R&D facility.

The Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center is the recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Research/Science Park Award given by the Association of
University Research Parks (AURP).

About VPT and HEICO

VPT, Inc., part of the HEICO Electronic Technologies Group, leads the industry in providing innovative DC-DC power converters, EMI filters, and custom engineering
for avionics, military, and space applications. VPT can deliver its patented power solutions in a fast timeframe, with certified quality, at a comfortable cost. Every day, organizations like NASA, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, the United States Air Force, and many more depend on quality solutions from VPT to power critical systems. Whether on the ground, in the air, or beyond, VPT provides the power driving critical missions today. For more information about VPT, please visit the web site at


HEICO Corporation (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI) is
engaged primarily in certain niche segments of the aviation, defense, space and
electronics industries through its Hollywood, FL-based HEICO Aerospace Holdings
Corp. subsidiary and its Miami, FL-based HEICO Electronic Technologies Corp.
subsidiary. HEICO’s customers include a majority of the world’s airlines and
airmotives as well as numerous defense and space contractors and military
agencies worldwide in addition to medical, telecommunication and electronic
equipment manufacturers. For more information about HEICO, please visit the web
site at


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