ICYMI - Pentagon Technologies to Build Semiconductor Equipment Cleaning Facility in Southeast Mesa

~ Pentagon Technologies Group, Inc. (Pentagon), a subsidiary of Kurita Water Industries Ltd., has announced plans to build a new cleaning facility in the Gateway area of southeast Mesa. The facility, expected to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2024, will serve as a critical materials supplier for advanced chamber cleaning equipment consumables to leading-edge semiconductor foundries.

The project, representing a capital investment of over $50 million, is currently underway with all necessary building and land acquisition, facility design, and permitting completed. Spanning 65,500 square feet, it will be Pentagon's largest precision cleaning facility and will utilize cutting-edge technologies and optimized operation processes to meet the needs of industry leaders. The company estimates that the new facility will create up to 300 new jobs over the next several years.

Pentagon is a prominent provider of mission-critical manufacturing and construction support services, contamination detection and protection consumables for the semiconductor and microelectronics industries. Its proprietary services and products are designed to improve the utilization, yield, and life cycle of complex manufacturing equipment used in high-tech fabrication processes. Headquartered in Hayward, California, Pentagon has facilities across Arizona, California, Israel, Ireland, New York, Oregon, Texas and Japan (Kuritec Services), providing localized service to its clients' facilities.

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"We are delighted to collaborate with the City of Mesa in constructing a state-of-the-art facility that will support the growth of semiconductor fabs in Arizona," said Dave Christeson, CEO of Pentagon. "Our facility will have the capability to provide precision cleaning services for industry leaders using the most advanced semiconductor tools available. We are excited to bring so many new job opportunities to people in the Mesa area."

In June 2022, Pentagon became a wholly owned subsidiary of Kurita Water Industries Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. With operations in over 20 countries worldwide, Kurita's business lines focus on comprehensive solutions through integrated diverse technologies, products, and services in its three operational fields: water treatment chemicals, water treatment facilities, and maintenance services. Kurita is a publicly traded company under Stock Ticker 6370 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

"The new Arizona facility is Kurita's latest and largest strategic investment in the precision cleaning business in recent years," said Shingo Yamaga, Chairman of the Board of Pentagon. "We are honored to make a significant contribution to our customers in the semiconductor industry and the local community through this new facility. We also believe that this investment is crucial as Kurita expands its foundation to provide high-quality one-stop services to the world's top customers in the semiconductor industry wherever and whenever they need."

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Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority, expressed excitement about Pentagon Technologies' decision to establish its innovative semiconductor operations in Arizona. "Pentagon Technologies' new facility strengthens Arizona's already robust semiconductor supply chain, which is the fastest-growing in the nation," she said. "We are grateful for their investment in Arizona and look forward to supporting their success in Mesa."

Chris Camacho, President & CEO of Greater Phoenix Economic Council, also welcomed Pentagon Technologies' new facility as a valuable addition to Greater Phoenix's thriving semiconductor supply chain. "We are excited to welcome a competitive global company to Mesa," he said.

Mesa Mayor John Giles echoed these sentiments, stating that Pentagon Technologies' new facility signifies a substantial capital investment in the community that will create hundreds of new jobs. He added that it further solidifies Mesa's position as a hub for innovation and economic growth.

In conclusion, Pentagon Technologies Group Inc.'s decision to build a new cleaning facility in Mesa is expected to have a significant impact on both the local economy and the global semiconductor industry. With cutting-edge technologies and optimized processes at its disposal, this state-of-the-art facility will play a crucial role in supporting the growth of semiconductor fabs in Arizona and beyond.

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