3/2/17 SteelFab To Add 18 Jobs In Emporia

Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission

Developing a Diverse Economy in Southern and Southwest Virginia

SteelFab To add 18 Jobs In Emporia

Expansion of Manufacturing Facility Includes $2.14 Million in Investment

Richmond, VA – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that SteelFab is expanding its manufacturing operation in Emporia with the construction of a new building and purchase of additional equipment. The expansion includes $2.14 million in additional investment and is expected to create 18 new jobs. The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission awarded a $60,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund grant and Governor McAuliffe approved a $50,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist with the project.

SteelFab President, Rob Burlington said, “SteelFab is excited to be expanding our current Emporia facility. The help from the Tobacco Commission and Virginia Economic Development Partnership aided us in growing our business within a state with access to many large east coast markets. We plan to expand our employment offerings that have included training, 401k match, bonuses and excellent opportunities to the people in and around Emporia and Greensville county”

SteelFab is a leading AISC certified fabricator of structural steel in the United States. With over 900 employees in 12 locations across the Southeast and Texas, SteelFab undertakes both small and large projects throughout the US. SteelFab prides itself on outstanding customer service and on-time, on-budget delivery of a superior product.

Tobacco Commission Chairman, Delegate Terry Kilgore said, “The expansion of SteelFab is great news and I am pleased that the Tobacco Commission played a role in making this project happen. Our primary goal is job creation so when a successful company like SteelFab shows their commitment to the region it is important that we support their efforts.”

Tobacco Commission member, Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore added, “Thriving companies like SteelFab have helped make fabricated metal product manufacturing one of the largest sectors in Virginia’s manufacturing industry. SteelFab has more than a dozen locations in the U.S., and we are proud that the company has chosen Emporia as the site of its next expansion. We are confident SteelFab will continue to prosper in the Commonwealth, and look forward to its continued success.”

Emporia Mayor, Mary Person said, “The City of Emporia sincerely appreciates SteelFab’s continued presence and growth in our community.”

The Tobacco Commission is proud to support the expansion of successful businesses, like SteelFab, in our region. These high quality jobs will help us continue our mission of developing a diverse economy in Southern and Southwest Virginia.


Contact: Jordan Butler
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