High Purity Systems Inc., a manufacturer of mechanical piping systems, is planning a large expansion of its operations in Manassas after initially mulling a relocation.

The company and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said in a joint announcement Wednesday that High Purity will build a new 30,000-square-foot facility in the city, requiring a roughly $8.5 million investment that should create 105 new jobs.

The firm has operated its piping manufacturing facility in Manassas for more than 30 years, but considered a move into Maryland, according to a release from the city.

High Purity Systems cited its ties to Northern Virginia, and the region’s wealth of talented tech workers in deciding to stay put.

“This expansion significantly increases our capacity to serve our industrial and government client base throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, as well as our national fabrication customers,” High Purity CEO Jody Ralston said in a statement.

The city’s Economic Development Authority assisted High Purity in finding a site for the expansion, and it plans to redevelop “a former vehicle storage yard,” Manassas officials said.

The company will be eligible for tax breaks on its manufacturing equipment, and tax credits tied to the new jobs it creates. The Virginia Economic Development Partnership is also set to send the company direct cash incentives for each new job it creates through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program. An estimated amount of assistance was not provided.

High Purity Systems manufactures and installs piping for companies across a variety of high-tech industries, including the microelectronics, biopharmaceutical and aerospace fields, according to the news release.

Manassas has added about 1,250 jobs in the technology and advanced manufacturing fields since July 2018, according to the city. That trend was largely driven by Micron Technology, which announced plans for a $3 billion expansion of its memory chip manufacturing plant last August.