$14.9M manufacturing facility coming to Russell County
Data center supplier Tate to create 170 jobs
Tate, a data center supplier, will invest $14.9 million to establish a new manufacturing facility in Russell County, creating 170 jobs, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Thursday.
The new plant will focus primarily on data center component manufacturing and containment products to serve clients in Virginia and other data center sites.
“I’m proud that the commonwealth has once again proven itself against other states as the top choice for a global company like Tate to invest in a new manufacturing facility,” Youngkin said in a statement. “Southwest Virginia is committed to business attraction and offers the environment and skilled workforce to help its corporate partners succeed. We are excited to see all that Tate accomplishes in Russell County.”
Tate is hiring for a quality supervisor and maintenance manager, according to its hiring website. The company also said it soon will be hiring for positions such as mechanical techs, electrical techs, paint techs and laser techs.
The Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority provided $2.5 million to the Russell County Industrial Development Authority in 2020 that enabled the Russell County to buy the building in St. Paul that will be occupied by Tate for the project, VCEDA Executive Director and General Counsel Jonathan S. Belcher said in a statement. It has also approved up to $250,000 in workforce development and training funds for Tate, he added.
“This is one of the most significant manufacturing projects to locate in the VCEDA region in many years, and it will greatly enhance and diversify the economy of St. Paul and of the region as a whole,” Belcher said.
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Russell County and the VCEDA to secure the project for Virginia. Youngkin approved a $700,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist Russell County with the project. The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission approved a $146,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund grant to support the project.
Support for Tate’s job creation will be provided through the Virginia Talent Accelerator Program, a VEDP workforce initiative.