Spanish company to built its first U.S manufacturing facility in Suffolk
Spain-based Atarfil plans to spend $5.1 million to establish its first U.S. manufacturing and distribution facility in Suffolk.
The project is expected to create 15 jobs.
Atarfil develops, manufactures and markets thermoplastic geomembranes, which are used in environmental protection, integrated water management, public works and building. The company has operations in Mexico, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
“Atarfil has considered numerous locations around the country, and we are confident that Suffolk and Virginia will be the best springboard to bring our technology and capabilities to the American market,” Atarfil Managing Director Emilio Carreras Torres said in a statement..
Gov. Terry McAuliffe approved a $60,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist the City with the project. The company will also be eligible to receive sales and use tax exemptions on manufacturing equipment. Funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.
Virginia competed against Maryland for the investment.