Walraven, Inc. Coming to Danville-Pittsylvania County
Company to Relocate U.S. Headquarters and Manufacturing Operation
Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Walraven, Inc. will relocate its U.S. headquarters to Danville-Pittsylvania County. The headquarters and associated manufacturing operation will be located in the shell building at Cane Creek Centre. The project will create 46 new jobs as well as $7.15 million in capital investment. The Tobacco Commission is supporting this project with a $46,500 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund (TROF) grant as well as a $46,500 TROF loan. The Commission also provided $1.15 million for the construction of the Cane Creek Shell Building as well as more than $6 million in grants for improvements to Cane Creek Centre over the years.
Tobacco Commission Vice-Chair, Delegate Lashrecse Aird said, “What a great day for Southern Virginia and Danville-Pittsylvania County. The Tobacco Commission works hard to attract top employers to the regions we serve and Walraven choosing to locate its North American headquarters here goes to show that Southern Virginia can compete with anyone. I want to welcome Walraven to our Southern Virginia business community and wish the company the best as they make Danville-Pittsylvania County its new home.”
Walraven, Inc. is part of the Walraven group of companies, which is a family-owned, global market leader of value-added installation systems for mechanical, plumbing, fire, seismic, and electrical industries and applications. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Walraven manufactures its products in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Spain, Turkey, China, India, Dubai, Canada, and the United States, and sells its high-quality products globally. Walraven, Inc. USA manufactures and markets pipe supports, struts and accessories, and in-wall solutions specifically designed for U.S. plumbing and mechanical applications in North America. Walraven products are incorporated in a wide range of residential, light commercial, and heavy-duty commercial applications including houses, hotels, high-rises, apartment complexes, schools and universities, airports, multi-use buildings, sports arenas, and industrial facilities.
CEO of Walraven, Pelle van Walraven said, “Walraven was impressed with the positive business climate and the engagement of the economic development team in Danville and Pittsylvania County. We selected Danville because of its availability of property, competitive proposals, engaging community, commitment and investment in technical education, and access to markets. Walraven is looking forward to implementing its global strategy in the U.S. and building a ‘multinational with a heart’ in Virginia.”
Danville Mayor Alonzo Jones said, “We continue to make great strides in reimagining our city and the Dan River Region, and this announcement today is further evidence of those efforts. Once again, as we celebrate this announcement, let us also celebrate the partnerships in place that brought us to this point. On behalf of the City of Danville, I want to thank Walraven for choosing to call our city and region its home.”
Chairman of the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors, Bob Warren added, “I am thankful that Walraven is committing to locate in the Cane Creek Centre in Pittsylvania County and provide high-quality jobs in our region. Having yet another proven employer choose to locate in Pittsylvania County is a testament to the quality of our workforce and business environment.”
The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is committed to bringing jobs and investment to the regions we serve. Attracting top employers, like Walraven, is a clear indication that, working together with our local and regional partners, the Commission is accomplishing that goal.
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Contact: Jordan Butler