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.
Tobacco Commission Executive Director, Evan Feinman said, “The entire region will benefit tremendously from the location of this major facility by Crown Holdings. We are gratified to see the Commission’s significant investments in the Commonwealth Crossing site have paid off so handsomely for Henry County and for the many Virginians who will be employed at this facility.”
Founded in 1892 and headquartered in Yardley, Pennsylvania, Crown Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a leading global supplier of rigid packaging products to consumer marketing companies, as well as transit and protective packaging products, equipment, and services to a broad range of end markets. Ranked 272 on the Forbes Fortune 500, Crown Holdings has operations in 47 countries employing over 33,000 people. Operating in Virginia for more than 60 years, the company has facilities in Frederick County and the City of Suffolk as well as subsidiary operations in Henry County and Pittsylvania County, employing more than 200 total employees.
Jim Adams, Chairman of the Henry County Board of Supervisors said, “On behalf of the Board of Supervisors, I assure you that we are beyond excited to welcome Crown Holdings to our community. This is further evidence that the past nearly two decades of planning, preparation and construction of Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre is paying off. Crown is an industry leader with a reputation of community involvement, treating its employees well, and being great stewards of the environment. It is precisely the kind of company we want, and we are humbled that the company chose us.”
Attracting companies like Crown Holdings to the regions it serves was exactly what the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission had in mind as it made strategic investments over the years in building out sites like Commonwealth Crossing. Attracting businesses, and the jobs they bring, requires knowing what businesses are looking for in their next location and meeting those demands. The Tobacco Commission’s forward looking investments in site development have allowed Southern and Southwest Virginia to be competitive in recruiting top employers and will allow them to remain competitive over the coming decades. Sites created with the help of the Tobacco Commission continue to attract a great deal of interest to the region, interest that would not exist if those larger tracts of “business-ready sites” with necessary utilities and infrastructure were not available. This is one of many ways in which the Tobacco Commission has taken a long-term view towards meeting the goal of developing a diverse economy in the regions it serves.
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