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Carry-On Trailer plans expansion in Westmoreland County

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Georgia-based Carry-On Trailer Inc. plans to expand its manufacturing operations in Westmoreland County, a $1.6 million project expected to create 42 jobs.

The company makes utility, cargo, horse, livestock and specialty trailers as well as replacement parts program.

Carry-On employs 208 people in Virginia, with 198 at the Westmoreland factory.

Based in Lavonia, Ga., the company has seven manufacturing facilities in the U.S.

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Westmoreland County and the Northern Neck Planning District Commission on the project for which the commonwealth competed against Georgia and Pennsylvania.

Gov. Ralph Northam approved a $125,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist Westmoreland with the project.

Carry-On also is eligible for state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, as well as Sales and Use tax exemptions on manufacturing equipment.

Funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

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