Japanese rubber track carrier company to create 50 new jobs in Hanover County

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A rubber track carrier manufacturer is bringing 50 new jobs to Hanover County, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Tuesday.

Morooka America – the U.S. subsidiary of Japanese-based Morooka Co. LTD – is opening a 50,000-square-foot facility that will produce 100 machines a year valued at more than $15 million.  The investment is expected to create 50 jobs over the next three years.

“The new plant will build two of the most popular models in the company’s line, and is a welcome addition to the corporate base in Hanover County,” Gov. Bob McDonnell said in a statement.

Morooka America is a subsidiary of the Richmond Group LLC, a holding company for construction-related firms geared around the Morooka product and located in Ashland. Morooka USA - East sells their rubber track carriers through North, Central and South America.

Morooka offers six models of equipment that range in use from clearing land for pipeline installation to agricultural applications.

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