Virginia Industrial Plastics to grow in Rockingham, adding 92 jobs
$6.5M expansion will increase product line capacity
Virginia Industrial Plastics Inc. will invest more than $6.5 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Rockingham County, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday.
The plastic thermoforming and fabrication company will add 92 jobs with the expansion.
Virginia Industrial Plastics makes products designed to serve markets such as meat processing, leisure, medical, commercial, transportation, industrial, heavy equipment and agriculture. The company’s services include tooling and mold creation using wood, synthetics, composites, or aluminum, thermoforming and vacuum forming, CNC operations, value-add assembly, and just-in-time inventory. The company also designs and manufactures mold protectant cabinet liners and after-market parts and accessories for customizing golf cars.
This expansion will allow the company to increase capacity for its company-owned product lines, Cabinet Savers and VIP Golf Cars.
“The Shenandoah Valley has a rich manufacturing history, bolstered by longtime employers like Virginia Industrial Plastics,” Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball said in a statement. “This expansion demonstrates the company’s confidence in Rockingham County, and we thank Virginia Industrial Plastics for providing 21st-century job opportunities for the skilled workforce in the region.”
The company is family-run and was founded more than 40 years ago.
“Virginia Industrial Plastics has helped advance our thriving manufacturing industry throughout its 40-year history in the Commonwealth,” Northam said in a statement. “Virginia earned consecutive titles as the best state for business because companies, like Virginia Industrial Plastics, continue to invest in our people and resources. We look forward to seeing what this investment and expansion will make possible for the company and the commonwealth.”
“Our ability to make products or parts ranging from a couple of inches in size up to 7 feet x 11 feet is a big differentiator from our competitors,” Virginia Industrial Plastics President Ed Fisher said in a statement. “We chose Elkton, Virginia, due to it being geographically close (within 350 miles) to many companies we want to do business with to save on shipping costs. Additionally, Rockingham County has a good source of workers and provides a great quality of life.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Rockingham County to secure the project and will support the company through its Virginia Jobs Investment program.