Gymnastics athletic wear company to add 45 jobs in expansion
Virginia Beach-based Dreamlight Inc. will expand its corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations, adding 45 jobs.
Dreamlight specializes in the design and manufacture of high-end athletic wear for high school, college and national gymnastics athletes. The company is credited with being the first to introduce textiles such as metallic fabrics and sheer mesh to the gymnastics athletic wear.
Founded in 1989, Dreamlight now has 15,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space at 1620 Centerville Turnpike in Virginia Beach. It plans to purchase the adjacent building at 1618 Centerville Turnpike, which will give the company an additional 10,000 square feet.
Dreamlight currently has 60 employees. Five of the additional 45 jobs planned with the expansion will be at management level positions.
The expansion represents a $1.1 million capital investment. The Virginia Beach Economic Development Authority has awarded an Economic Development Investment Program grant in the amount of $20,000 based on the capital investment.
The company’s customers include the University of Georgia, University of Arkansas, University of Arizona, North Carolina State, Arizona State, Kellam High School, Tallwood High School and Ocean Lakes High School.
In another expansion announcement for the city, govSolutions Inc., a Virginia Beach company founded in 2004, announced plans to build a 4,000-square-foot headquarters building to serve its growing operations. The new building will be located at 108 S. Birdneck Road. govSolutions is a full-service office furniture and interiors service provider serving the corporate, government, health care and hospitality business sectors.