ThayerMahan to Open Mid-Atlantic Location in Virginia Beach
The Virginia Beach Development Authority (VBDA) has approved ThayerMahan to receive an Economic Development Investment Program (EDIP) grant for $130,000.
The funds will go toward supporting job creation at ThayerMahan's new Virginia Beach location which will begin operations in the City and Region this year.
ThayerMahan holds several patented designs that provide advanced services in autonomous maritime systems for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Groton, CT, the company will open a location in Virginia Beach and utilize pier and warehouse space at Fairwinds Landing in Norfolk. This move will create 40 new high-wage jobs based in the City of Virginia Beach.
ThayerMahan provides sophisticated services for maritime, defense, and offshore renewable industries including high-resolution seabed surveys, UXO classification and removal, noise mitigation and monitoring, commercial monitoring, and marine mammal monitoring. The positions that will be hired in Virginia Beach reflect the company's advanced technical capabilities, with focuses on electrical and mechanical engineering, computer sciences, acoustics and physics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, data science, and research.
The company will work with prominent customers such as the United States Navy and Dominion Energy.
ThayerMahan Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mike Connor said, “Our mission is to develop and deliver innovative, reliable, and efficient marine systems that solve real-world problems. Our new mid-Atlantic location improves our ability to support defense operations and creates a local base for critical offshore services that help companies like Dominion focus on bringing offshore wind energy to Virginia safely and efficiently. I want to thank Chuck Rigney and the VBDA for selecting ThayerMahan for the grant and for the warm welcome to Virginia Beach and the Hampton Roads area.”