212 NEW JOBS COMING TO HENRY COUNTY
Press Glass to Locate In Commonwealth Crossing Industrial Park
Richmond, VA – Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Press Glass has chosen Commonwealth Crossing Industrial Park as the location for their new manufacturing operation. Press Glass plans to invest $43.55 million in a 280,000 square foot facility. The project is expected to create 212 new jobs. The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is assisting this project with an $835,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund Grant. Additionally, the Tobacco Commission has invested over $16 million in the development of Commonwealth Crossing.
Tobacco Commission member, Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball said, “This is an exciting win for Henry County, the region, and the Commonwealth. In addition to offering a pipeline of skilled talent, Henry County’s ability to provide a pad-ready site that accelerates the company’s timeline was a key component in their decision for Virginia. We are proud to welcome Press Glass to the Commonwealth’s corporate roster, and look forward to their future success.”
Tobacco Commission member, Delegate Danny Marshall added, “An investment of this magnitude is great news for Henry County and all of Southern Virginia. That a company like Press Glass is willing to make such a commitment to our area shows that we have the workforce and other assets, like Commonwealth Crossing Industrial Park, to compete on a global scale when it comes to bringing jobs to our region. I look forward to seeing this project get underway and wish Press Glass many years of success here in Henry County.”
Tobacco Commission member, Senator Bill Stanley said, “212 new jobs is a big win for our region and I’d like to thank Press Glass for selecting Henry County for this new manufacturing operation. I’m also pleased to see that Commonwealth Crossing Industrial Park will be receiving its first business. Long term investments like Commonwealth Crossing are the building blocks that allow us to go out and compete for top companies like Press Glass and today we’ve seen that investment pay dividends.”
Headquartered in Poczesna, Poland, Press Glass was founded in 1991 and employs 2,100 across its 11 manufacturing operations. As the largest independent flat glass processing operation in Europe, the company processes glass for fabricators of windows and doors, facades, solar and photovoltaic panels, and more.
Press Glass Vice President, Michael Lankford said,“This new investment in Henry County is an important step for the company’s growth strategy. From this location, the new production facility enables Press Glass to enter a targeted sales territory and market segment. There are many reasons for selecting Henry County and the Commonwealth Crossing. The location of the industrial park is near our existing production facility in Stoneville, North Carolina, which will enable synergy between the two facilities, allowing them to share knowledge, resources, and management. Geographically, the industrial park also allows good access to highways and interstates. The proximity to future Interstate 73 will make transportation of materials more efficient. The industrial park allows opportunity for future growth and continued success. Building a formidable team will be paramount in the success of the operation, and we feel we can build such a team in this area. Working with Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development and the Commonwealth of Virginia reaffirmed this decision. Press Glass is looking forward to a successful future and working closely with the community.”
Chairman of the Henry County Board of Supervisors, Jim Adams added, “Henry County is thrilled to welcome Press Glass to our community. Not only do we expand the number of foreign countries represented here, but we also put our first client into Commonwealth Crossing Business Center. It’s baseball season, and this is a grand slam for us.”
The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is committed to developing a diverse economy in the areas we serve. Long term investments, like those the Commission has made in Commonwealth Crossing, set the region up for long term success and today’s announcement shows that these investments are paying dividends.
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