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
Skyline Fabricating Inc. to invest $675,000 on manufacturing facility
Buchanan County-based metal fabrication company Skyline Fabricating Inc. will spend more than $675,000 to build a 25,000-square-foot production facility in the county’s Southern Gap area, creating 22 jobs, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday. The facility will help Skyline Fabricating meet increased demand for steel and aluminum fabricated products and its expanded customer base outside Virginia.
Va. leasing announcements for Oct. 12 through Nov. 8
The following lease transactions took place in Virginia through Nov. 8: Central Virginia Virginia Insurance Services Inc. leased 1,900 square feet at 1 Park West Circle in Chesterfield County. Tucker Dowdy and Jamie Galanti of Commonwealth Commercial Realty represented the landlord. Kala Brand Music Co. leased 29,342 square feet at 11223 Leadbetter Road in Hanover
On a September afternoon, Stuart Wright was trying to persuade a tourist to bring her son back to visit the town of Damascus in Washington County. “Bring that little boy down here and he can play in the river, he can hike, he can bike the trail,” Wright coaxed. “Bring him where he’s got something
Mattress plant in Duffield employs 300 workers
Tempur Sealy International Inc. is expanding its Duffield facility in Scott County, the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority announced Thursday. The bedding company known for its Tempur-Pedic, Posturepedic and Stearns & Foster mattresses, among others, is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, but has two manufacturing facilities: one in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and one in Southwest Virginia.
Chilhowie’s once-vibrant Main Street is being restored. Following the completion of street and drainage revamps, the facade improvement phase of its $1.4 million redevelopment project concluded in early September. The project to restore the commercial heart of the 2,100-person town that was once a textile manufacturing hub began after residents gathered in 2014 to form
Blue Star NBR and American Glove Innovations will invest $714M in joint venture
Connecticut-based Blue Star NBR LLC and Delaware-based American Glove Innovations Inc. will invest $714 million to build a manufacturing facility in Wythe County for producing rubber medical gloves — a joint venture expected to create 2,500 jobs, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday. The operation is expected to produce up to 60 billion medical gloves each
Social media giant partnering with Appalachian Power, Gigabeam
Facebook, Appalachian Power and Gigabeam Networks are partnering to bring faster internet to Grayson County residents, the social media giant announced Thursday. The trio of companies will bring fiber-to-the-home and wireless internet to about 6,000 households in Grayson, a Southwest Virginia county with a population of about 15,000. Gigabeam will begin offering internet service in
Commission's POWER Initiative to help with broadband, development and tech tool
The Appalachian Regional Commission’s Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative is granting three Virginia projects a total of $2.5 million, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday. “As our economy recovers from the impacts of COVID-19, it is critical to invest in Appalachia,” Northam said in a statement. “ARC’s POWER initiative will continue
Atlanta internet provider moving customer support to U.S.
Atlanta-based internet service provider EarthLink is spending $5.4 million to build a customer support center in Norton, a project expected to create 285 jobs, InvestSWVA and Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday. As part of moving its customer service operations from overseas to the U.S., EarthLink will build a 30,000-square-foot facility on a site in the