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Tanker truck company plans to add 70 jobs in Pittsylvania County expansion

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Tanker truck manufacturer Amthor International will invest $7.1 million to expand its Pittsylvania County operations, adding 70 jobs.

The company will build a 115,000-square-foot plant to accommodate increased demand for fabricated tanker trucks, and will designate the new Gretna facility as its corporate headquarters.

Virginia competed against West Virginia for the project.

The expansion will create 70 jobs while retaining 110 positions. The company has operated in Pittsylvania County for 25 years.

Founded in 1928, Amthor International is a fourth-generation, family-owned company. Its products include tanks and accessories for the refined-fuel, propane, vacuum and septic, portable restroom, water, well drilling, and construction industries. Each tank is built in the U.S.

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Pittsylvania County and the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance to secure the project.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe approved a $250,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist the county with the project. The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission also approved $255,000 from its Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund. The Virginia Small Business Financing Authority (VSBFA) also provided assistance.

Amthor International is eligible to receive additional grants and state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

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