Lighthouse Instruments investing $4.8 million in Albemarle County

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Print this page By Julie Rothey

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that Lighthouse Industries will invest $4.8 million to expand its medical manufacturing operation in Albemarle County. The project will create 10 jobs.

As part of the project, Lighthouse Instruments plans to consolidate two locations in the county and build a new headquarters and manufacturing facility.

Lighthouse Instruments is a global supplier of laser test and measurement systems for pharmaceutical and contract manufacturing industries. The company has operated in Virginia since it was started in 1995. It currently has 30 employees in the state.

“The central Virginia region with its strong community colleges and universities as well as manufacturing support has been an ideal place to operate an advanced manufacturing facility,” James Veale, president of Lighthouse Instruments, said in a statement.

The VJIP will grant Lighthouse Instruments up to $8,500, based on the number of jobs created. Albemarle County will match the funds provided by the VJIP.

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