Roanoke biz to create 30 jobs in Scott County
VFP Inc. will spend $7.2M to expand the ability to produce larger shelters
Roanoke-based VFP Inc. will invest $7.2 million to expand in Scott County, creating 30 jobs, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday.
The expansion will allow VFP to produce larger concrete shelters.
“Great workers live in Southwest Virginia, and companies like VFP recognize that,” Northam said in a statement. “Virginia is advancing manufacturing across the commonwealth, and we thank VFP for expanding in Scott County.”
Founded in 1965, VFP develops customized enclosures to protect critical infrastructure for telecommunications, public safety radio, data centers and utility projects. Products include concrete and metal shelters, secure modular data centers, utility control houses and Fiber To The Home huts. Its customers include utilities, municipalities, broadband providers and Fortune 500 companies.
“Since relocating our manufacturing facilities to Scott County in the 1990s, we have continued to grow,” VFP President Scott File said in a statement. “This is largely due to the loyalty and support from our valued employees. VFP is grateful to be located in Scott County with an available workforce and local talent that can meet our vast manufacturing needs. We owe special thanks for the continued support and assistance received over the years from local, regional and state agencies.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Scott County and the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority, for which Virginia competed with Missouri and Oklahoma. Northam approved a $100,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund. VFP is eligible to receive state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. The VEDP’s Virginia Jobs Investment program will provide funding to support employee recruitment and training activities. The Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority approved a $100,000 grant to the Scott County Economic Development Authority to assist VFP with workforce development and training.