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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Groundbreaking for high-tech water treatment manufacturer

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The Hutto Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will soon celebrate the groundbreaking of the newest high-tech manufacturer to join Titan Innovation Business Park.

The groundbreaking event is at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, March 8, for Ovivo, a global water and wastewater treatment company bringing nearly 100 new jobs to Hutto. Ovivo will build and operate a 110,000-sq-ft manufacturing plant as part of the strategic, steady growth unfolding at Innovation Business Park, led by the Hutto EDC in partnership with Titan Development. Salaries for the roughly 20 or more office jobs at the Hutto site will range from $50,000 to $150,000, plus numerous hourly technician positions. 

Ovivo sees Hutto as ideal to serve its growing customer base in the municipal and industrial sectors across North America. Ovivo has facilities in Denmark and Canada, as well as offices in nearby Round Rock. In deciding to build its North American factory in Hutto, Ovivo considered the opportunity to work with a collaborative community that offers a good technical talent pool, the proximity to Texas State Technical College (TSTC), and the opportunity for future expansion in Hutto. 

Joe Iannacone, senior vice president at Titan Development, said his company is excited about Ovivo’s choice. 

“We believe the partnership of Titan Development and Hutto has created a very attractive site for Ovivo and other growing companies needing to expand their operations,” Iannacone said. “Titan’s Business Park’s great infrastructure and access to major roads, along with Hutto’s experienced workforce in the Austin MSA, combine to create a compelling opportunity for fast-growing manufacturers leading the Texas industrial tech corridor boom.”

The state-of-the-art facility will produce Silicon Carbide membranes that are at the core of Ovivo’s innovative SiCBLOX Modules and Systems, designed to meet some of the toughest challenges in water and wastewater treatment. This highly efficient technology has the widest range of applications with the widest operating window to solve new and existing problems. 

Groundbreaking guests and media will be able to see examples of the actual SiC modules that this factory will produce. See how they work here.

Ovivo expects to be operational in Hutto early next year (2023).

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