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, Brian Ball said, “This is an important time to gain new corporate partners, and we thank Metalworx for its investment and the creation of well-paid jobs in Grayson County and Southwest Virginia. This project is evidence of the region’s ability to attract businesses, with its talent, infrastructure, and amenities. We look forward to seeing Metalworx ramp up production in Virginia.”
Tobacco Commission Executive Director, Evan Feinman added, “It’s great to see that Metalworx has chosen Grayson County for their expansion. Advanced and precision manufacturing have been a major focus for the Tobacco Commission’s workforce development programs, and I have no doubt that Metalworx will find that the highly capable workforce in Grayson ensures that their expansion is a success.”
Metalworx, a world class manufacturer of low to high volume, highly engineered and precision manufactured components, assemblies and products, will establish their new operation in Grayson County in the former Core Fitness Complex. Metalworx primarily serves as an engineering design and contract manufacturer to the medical, aerospace, defense and other technology based industries.
Grayson County Chief Administrative Officer, Bill Shepley said, “We are thrilled that Metalworx has chosen to move to Grayson County in order to grow and expand its business. Our partnership between Metalworx, Grayson County, the Town of Independence, and the Commonwealth of Virginia will be extremely important for the people of our region. We appreciate the spirit of cooperation that has occurred with Michael Sawer on behalf of Metalworx and welcome our new friends and partners to our community.”
President and CEO of Metalworx, Michael Sawer added, “We are pleased to move forward with our expansion into Grayson County and we anticipate this will help us continue to meet our growing customer demand. This expansion is consistent with our vision to grow a sustainable and successful company through development of employees that share our passion for manufacturing and provide meaningful value for our customers. We chose Grayson County based on the strong work ethic and positive attitudes of the people who live and work here, and the small-town atmosphere. We hope to provide Grayson County and the surrounding area with skilled manufacturing employment opportunities, competitive wages and benefits, and expand our existing apprenticeship program. We appreciate all of the support we have received from state and local officials and look forward to our future in Grayson County.”
The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is committed to developing a diverse economy in the areas we serve. Attracting advanced manufacturing operations, like Metalworx, to our region is an important part of that work and builds on on years of investment in advanced manufacturing education and certification programs.
Contact: Jordan Butler
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