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US' Hollingsworth & Vose to invest $40.2 mn for expansion in Virginia

04 Jan '23
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Pic: Hollingsworth & Vose

Hollingsworth & Vose (H&V), a global manufacturer of nonwoven materials used in filtration and industrial applications, will invest $40.2 million to expand its operations in Floyd County, Virginia, the state’s governor Glenn Youngkin has announced, his website said. With this move, the company’s facility at 365 Christiansburg Pike Northeast will expand by over 28,000 square feet.

This project, for which Virginia competed with Georgia, will create 25 new jobs.

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Floyd County to secure the project for Virginia. Governor Youngkin approved a $558,700 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist Floyd County with the project.

“Hollingsworth & Vose has generated positive economic impact and job opportunities in Floyd County for more than four decades, and this significant investment further solidifies the company’s commitment to Virginia,” said Governor Youngkin. “Businesses with a long history of expansion in the Commonwealth offer powerful testimonials on why a Virginia location is a foundation for success, and we look forward to a continued partnership with H&V.”

“We’ve been a part of the Floyd, Virginia community since 1976. This facility is essential to serving both our global and domestic customers,” said Josh Ayer, CEO of H&V. “We chose Virginia for this expansion because of its positive business environment and strong support from the Commonwealth of Virginia and Floyd County.”

“We are delighted to continue to support Hollingsworth & Vose’s growth in Floyd County. Their new investment is over three times bigger than the largest private investment in our county’s 191-year history,” said Joe Turman, chairman of the Floyd County Board of Supervisors.

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