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Pa. construction company plans to open plant in Richmond

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Pennsylvania-based Kinsley Construction Inc. plans to open a plant in Richmond as it expands its steel fabrication and erection services.

The project represents an initial investment of $12.5 million.

The construction company plans to hire 70 employees in Virginia. The positions would include machine operators, fitters, welders, painters, truck drivers and project managers.

Kinsley, which has its headquarters in York, Pa., said the plant site is along Interstate 95 and has rail access.

The facility, previously owned by Williams Bridge Co., is undergoing renovations.

Changes include installation of a beam line and fabrication equipment as well as work station setup.

Kinsley will remove the Williams Bridge name from the roof of the building. 

Operations at the plant are expected to begin early next year.

According to the company, the plant, will allow for easy shipping and receiving of raw and fabricated materials, increasing Kinsley’s steel production from 40,000 to 60,000 tons per year.

Kinsley owns and operates three plants in Central Pennsylvania, which serve customers in Maryland, New York, Delaware, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

With the addition of the fourth facility, the company said it would increase service to customers in Virginia and expand into the Carolinas.

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