PATRICK COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – On Wednesday, Gov. Ralph Northam announced that Canadian-primarily based Prolam, LLC, a manufacturer of superior-high-quality hardwood flooring for industrial trucks and dry van trailers, is planning to make investments $12.8 million in Patrick County to build its initial U.S. producing procedure in the former Ten Oaks satellite facility on Dobyns Street.
The job would generate 58 new significant-shelling out careers and incorporate 50-per cent to the company’s complete manufacturing ability.
Prolam is also committing to supply at minimum 65-percent of its timber from the Commonwealth’s sturdy hardwood resource, supporting regional loggers and forestland owners by way of the invest in of much more than $20.5 million in Virginia-developed hardwoods above the future 3 years.
“This challenge is a excellent win for Virginia’s hardwood loggers and forestland proprietors. Forestry carries on to be an important pillar of communities throughout the Commonwealth mainly because field leaders understand the benefits of our ample organic assets, considerable transportation network, and unparalleled workforce. We thank Prolam for locating its 1st U.S. manufacturing facility in Southern Virginia and glimpse ahead to a extended partnership with the business.”
Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA)
Prolam is headquartered in Quebec, Canada and is a top producer of industrial trailer flooring.
The organization provides the best U.S. trailer manufacturers who are going through document growth from the surge in on the net commerce and the related increase in shipping and delivery.
Prolam’s new Patrick County facility will straight advantage Virginia’s hardwood loggers and forestland entrepreneurs by supplying a marketplace for decreased grade red and white oak lumber not suited for household flooring or cooperages.
The firm employs a amount of proprietary technologies that supply superior moisture resistance, toughness, and longevity even though not sacrificing professional trailer pounds.
The Virginia Division of Agriculture and Purchaser Support (VDACS) and the Virginia Financial Advancement Partnership (VEDP) worked with Patrick County and the Patrick County Economic Enhancement Authority to secure this task for the Commonwealth.
Governor Northam approved a $100,000 grant from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Improvement (AFID) Fund, which Patrick County will match with local funds. Funding and solutions to help the company’s job development will be supplied by means of VEDP’s Virginia Work Investment decision System.
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