Manufacturer announces $10.7M expansion in Montgomery County
Moog Inc. to create 75 jobs
Motion control product manufacturer Moog Inc. will invest $10.7 million to transfer existing jobs and equipment from its Blacksburg facilities to a larger building in Montgomery County, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday. The investment will also create 75 jobs.
Founded more than 65 years ago, East Aurora, New York-based Moog Inc. designs, manufactures and integrates precision control components and systems for applications in aerospace, defense, industrial and medical devices. The company operates in 26 countries and employs more than 1,200 people in Virginia.
“Moog is an important partner in the commonwealth, and it is exciting to see the company grow its capabilities in Montgomery County,” Northam said in a statement. “The New River Valley has outstanding institutions of higher education and a world-class workforce, and Moog’s continued investment is a testament to these assets. We are confident that this expansion will propel the company and the commonwealth’s aerospace industry forward.”
The investment will add 80,000 square feet to Moog Inc.’s operations.
“As we look to support our growing business in established and new markets, the focus has been on developing geographic centers of excellence with ready access to a diverse talent pool,” Janet Byrne-Safier, vice president of Moog’s power and data sector, said in a statement. “Moog places emphasis on retaining and developing its current workforce and new employees.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with Montgomery County to secure the project for Virginia and will support Moog’s job creation through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP). Moog was also recently selected to participate in VEDP’s Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) Program, which focuses on international export goals.