5/27/21 TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION HOLDS MAY MEETING

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION HOLDS MAY MEETING

Commission Approves 17 Funding Requests

Richmond, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met electronically on Thursday, May 27th. The Commission acted on 17 funding requests including projects that will support Virginia’s livestock industry, improve the region’s ability to attract top employers by increasing the number of shovel ready sites available and expand broadband access.

Tobacco Commission Chairman, Edward Owens said,

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4/29/21 Radical Sportscars Coming to Martinsville

Radical Sportscars Coming to Martinsville

Company Will Open U.S. Sales Office

Radical Sportscars will open its U.S. Sales Office in Martinsville. The office will open in Patrick Henry Community College’s Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology [MET] Complex.

Radical Sportscars, based in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire is a world-class leader in the production and exporting of its own designed and manufactured racing cars and track cars sold to markets around the world.

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1/28/21 Crown Holdings to Locate in Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre

126 NEW JOBS COMING TO HENRY COUNTY

Crown Holdings to Locate in Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre

Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Crown Holdings, Inc. will build a new aluminum beverage can manufacturing operation in Henry County’s Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre. The projects is expected to create 126 new jobs and includes $145 million in capital investment.

The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission played a key role in attracting Crown Holdings to Henry County with investments totaling more than $16 million in Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre over the years.

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1/12/21 TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION HOLDS JANUARY MEETING

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION HOLDS JANUARY MEETING

Commission Elects New Leadership and Approves 19 Funding Requests

Richmond, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met electronically on Friday, January 8th and selected Mayor of the Town of South Boston, Edward Owens, as the next Chairman of the Commission and Delegate Lashrecse Aird as Vice-Chair. The Commission also acted on 19 funding requests including projects that will expand broadband access,

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12/10/20 eHealth Technologies to Create New Customer Support Center

160 New Jobs Coming To Scott County

eHealth Technologies to Create New Customer Support Center

Governor Ralph Northam announced today that eHealth Technologies, Inc. will establish a new customer support center in Scott County. The project is expected to create 160 new jobs and includes $375,000 in capital investment. The Tobacco Commission is supporting this project with a $94,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund grant.

Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission Chairman,

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11/17/20 Klöckner Pentaplast to Expand Current Facilities

54 New Jobs Coming to Louisa County and Wythe County

Klöckner Pentaplast to Expand Current Facilities

Governor Northam announced today that Klöckner Pentaplast Group will expand its operations in Louisa County and Wythe County. The two projects will create 54 new jobs and include $68 million in capital investment. 28 jobs will be created at the Louisa County facility with 26 added in Wythe County. The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is supporting this project with a $125,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund Grant.

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11/12/20 SPIG Industry, LLC To Expand Guardrail Manufacturing Operation

113 New Jobs Coming To Washington CountySPIG Industry, LLC To Expand Guardrail Manufacturing Operation

Governor Ralph Northam announced today that SPIG Industry, LLC, will expand its operation in Washington County. This expansion will create 113 new jobs and includes $7.9 million in capital investment. The expansion will occur at SPIG’s current location in the Bristol-Washington Industrial park and includes three production plants, a welding shop and a new rail spur. The Tobacco Commission is supporting this project with a $99,500 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund grant.

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10/27/20 Ison Furniture to Establish New Manufacturing Operation

NEARLY 200 NEW JOBS COMING TO PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY

Ison Furniture to Establish New Manufacturing Operation

Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Ison Furniture Manufacturing Inc., will establish a new manufacturing operation in Pittsylvania County. The project will create 150 new jobs and result in $3.5 million in capital investment. Ison will take up residence in the former A.C. Furniture Company facility in Pittsylvania. Additionally, Dogwood Global, LLC, a supplier for Ison,

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9/29/20 Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission Holds Fall Meeting

 

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION HOLDS FALL MEETING

Commission Approves 13 Funding Requests for Projects in Southern and Southwest Virginia

Richmond, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met electronically on Monday, September 28th and acted on 13 funding requests. Among others, the Commission funded projects through its Southern Virginia Program that include a new entrance road to Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest as well as various site improvement projects to assist in the attraction of new businesses to the region.

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6/25/20 Metalworx to Relocate to Grayson County

60 NEW JOBS COMING TO GRAYSON COUNTY
Metalworx to Relocate to Grayson County

Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Metalworx, Inc., will relocate its headquarters and manufacturing operation to Grayson County. The project is expected to create 60 new jobs and includes $4.77 million in capital investment. The Tobacco Commission is assisting this project with a $265,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund grant and a $265,000 Opportunity Fund loan.

Secretary of Commerce and Trade,

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