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VARGIS Opens New U.S. Geospatial Production Facility at FSU
05/10/2005

VARGIS, LLC celebrated the inauguration of its US geospatial production facility in on the campus of Frostburg State University on Friday, May 6, 2005.

The inauguration is the culmination of dedicated effort and collaboration by VARGIS, FSU, Allegany County and the State of Maryland. The facility will foster the creation of new high tech jobs for the region and provide a scalable platform for VARGIS’ growing geospatial services business.

VARGIS is the third organization to move into FSU's Tawes Hall, the former science building that the University has converted into a business incubator. Tawes also houses Spectrum Bioscience Inc. and an office of the U.S. Geological Survey.

At the inauguration event, Greg Tilley, President of VARGIS, noted “The inauguration of our newest production facility has become essential due to the rapid growth of VARGIS’ business over the past year. It has been operational since early April, with some recently awarded projects already underway. By bringing together highly trained technical and business resources, proven production processes and sophisticated infrastructure, the new facility will enable VARGIS to provide the highest quality mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) products to government, utility and mapping customers across the U.S. and North America.”

Aris Melissaratos, Secretary of Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development, and Dr. Catherine Gira, President of Frostburg State University, further commented on their vision for furthering the partnership with VARGIS and their pleasure with the selection of Frostburg for this production facility.

B.V.R. Mohan Reddy, Chairman of Infotech Enterprises (VARGIS’ parent company) noted “The Frostburg production facility underlines Infotech’s corporate commitment to expand our North American business and share the benefits of our growth with local partners and the community.”

According to VARGIS COO, Alan Sneyd, “the new U.S. production facility will allow VARGIS to leverage both onshore and offshore production capability and gives us more options in terms of the geospatial services and delivery models that we can now offer our customers”.

VARGIS, founded in 1995, is a global geospatial consulting and professional services firm with an industry reputation for delivering complex geospatial solutions. VARGIS provides a wide range of expert information management, geospatial intelligence and digital mapping services in the areas of geospatial software development, customization, integration, data management and photogrammetry. VARGIS, an Infotech Enterprises Company, has offices in Sterling, Va.; Frostburg, Md.; Indianapolis, Ind.; and Denver, Colo.

For more information, please visit www.vargis.com, or contact Alan Sneyd at 703-397-9503 or asneyd@vargis.com.

For more information about FSU, visit www.frostburg.edu.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu