Fleetwood Homes launching $2.1M expansion in Rocky Mount
Move will create 60 jobs in Franklin County
Homebuilding company Fleetwood Homes will invest $2.1 million to renovate and expand its Rocky Mount facility, creating 60 jobs in Franklin County, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday.
“Fleetwood Homes has been a valued employer in Virginia more than 50 years, and we are proud to see the company reinvest in Franklin County,” Northam said in a statement. “At a time when we are focused on the commonwealth’s road to economic recovery, we welcome these new jobs and look forward to seeing Fleetwood Homes continue to grow and succeed.”
Since 1968, the Cavco Industries Inc. subsidiary has been in Franklin County — currently employing 146 people. Cavco is a builder of manufactured homes, modular homes, park model RVs, commercial buildings and vacation cabins.
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with Franklin County, the town of Rocky Mount and the Roanoke Regional Partnership to secure the project for Virginia. VEDP’s Virginia Jobs Investment Program will offer job recruitment and training support for Fleetwood Homes.
“When a longtime employer like Fleetwood Homes chooses to reinvest and create new jobs, it’s a great sign of a competitive business climate and strong workforce,” Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball said in a statement. “The company’s plan to renovate and expand its Rocky Mount facility with modern equipment demonstrates a commitment to Franklin County, and the commonwealth looks forward to a continued partnership with Fleetwood in the decades to come.”