Right to Work Virginia Attracts Great Businesses!

Right to Work Virginia is always growing economically, and these three examples are proof of that. Prism Maritime is expanding soon in Right to Work Chesapeake. Meanwhile, Tyson Foods will be adding a new location in Danville. And lastly, Woodgrain will actually be adding two new locations – one in Smyth County and the other in Grayson County. Altogether, these businesses will create 642 new jobs for the state. So this is exciting news!

Read more about each investment below!

Prism Maritime:

Prism Maritime is expanding soon in Right to Work Chesapeake, Virginia with a $4 million investment. This will also create 166 new jobs!

“Prism Maritime’s impressive track record in the City of Chesapeake is a testament to Virginia’s favorable business environment and the region’s robust talent pool[…]. The addition of 166 new jobs is a great boost to the local economy, and this expansion will support Prism’s continued success in the Commonwealth.” […]

“The city is proud to have Prism Maritime’s corporate headquarters call Chesapeake home. […] Prism’s creation of over 160 new, well-paying jobs and $4 million in capital investment will continue to help grow the city’s economy and improve the quality of life for its citizens. Prism is a great corporate partner for Chesapeake. We look forward to working with the company as it continues to grow.”


Tyson Foods:

Tyson Foods Inc is investing $300 million in order to add a new location in Right to Work Danville, Virginia. This will then create 376 new jobs!

“Our continued focus on consumer driven innovation will accelerate this momentum and our investment in Danville-Pittsylvania County will help drive the long-term growth of the iconic Tyson brand.” […]

“When corporate partners reinvest in the Commonwealth, it is a strong endorsement of the many attributes that make Virginia the best state for business. […] Tyson Foods has been a major employer in Virginia for more than five decades and continues its growth trajectory with this new operation in Danville-Pittsylvania County, creating hundreds of quality jobs for the citizens of Southern Virginia.” […]

“Our company has been successfully working in the Commonwealth of Virginia for decades. […] We’re thankful for the invitation to become a part of the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County communities. The location is appealing because of the strong support from both state and local leaders, as well as the viability of labor in the region.”


Woodgrain Inc:

Woodgrain will soon be expanding in Smyth and Grayson Counties with a total of $17 million in investments. These two locations will then create 100 new jobs!

“New and expanding markets for Virginia forest products are vital to the sustainable management of the Commonwealth’s 16 million acres of forestland. […] These major expansions by Woodgrain will not only retain and create new high-paying jobs in Southwest Virginia, but also expand important market opportunities for our landowners, leading to a healthier forest resource.” […]

“Virginia’s Industrial Advancement Alliance is extremely excited to help finalize both expansions of Woodgrain Millwork in Grayson and Smyth Counties. […] These expansions will strengthen the supply chain in the region.”


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