Right to Work Virginia’s Economy Continues to Grow

Right to Work Virginia offers great benefits to businesses, so it’s no surprise that businesses would want to invest here! Some are adding new locations while others are expanding their already-established facilities. An example of a company adding new locations are Southern Virginia Vegetable Packing. Meanwhile, Virginia Industrial Plastics and Service Center Metals are both expanding in the state. These new investments will not only be good for the companies, but also for workers and the economy. In fact, these four businesses will create a total of 226 new jobs for the state. So this is great news!

Read on to learn more about each investment.

Southern Virginia Vegetable Packing:

Southern Virginia Vegetable Packing is adding a new location soon in Right to Work Brunswick County, Virginia. This will be covered by a $4.2 million investment that will also create 40 new jobs!

“As the Commonwealth’s largest and oldest industry, agriculture is an integral part of Virginia’s economic well being, especially in rural areas. […] I commend the members of Southern Virginia Vegetable Packing and all of the public and private sector partners who have made this project a reality. They have set an example for how we can all work together to support Virginia agriculture and the communities that rely on this important industry.” […]

“Embracing innovation and exploring new opportunities in agriculture is key to the growth and prosperity of rural communities. […] I am pleased that Brunswick County’s first Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development award is being used to partner with Southern Virginia Vegetable Packing to create new markets and support local farmers and producers with creative ways to maintain and grow their farming operations.”


Virginia Industrial Plastics:

Virginia Industrial Plastics is investing over $6.5 million in order to expand in Right to Work Elkton, Virginia. This will also create 92 new jobs!

“Virginia Industrial Plastics has helped advance our thriving manufacturing industry throughout its 40-year history in the Commonwealth. […] Virginia earned consecutive titles as the best state for business because companies […] continue to invest in our people and resources. We look forward to seeing what this investment and expansion will make possible for the company and the Commonwealth.” […]

“The Shenandoah Valley has a rich manufacturing history, bolstered by longtime employers like Virginia Industrial Plastics. […] This expansion demonstrates the company’s confidence in Rockingham County, and we thank Virginia Industrial Plastics for providing 21st-century job opportunities for the skilled workforce in the region.”


Service Center Metals:

Service Center Metals is investing over $100 million in order to expand in Right to Work Prince George County, Virginia. This will also create 94 new jobs!

“[This company] has experienced tremendous success in Prince George County over the past two decades, and an investment of this magnitude is extremely significant for the region. […] The advanced manufacturing sector is strong in Virginia and has played an important role in helping the Commonwealth achieve the Best State for Business title. We look forward to the expansion of Service Center Metals and its continued success in the Commonwealth.” […]

“We are proud that Service Center Metals will expand its production capabilities in the Commonwealth with the construction of two new facilities and the creation of 94 new, well- paying jobs. […] Securing a competitive project of this caliber demonstrates that Virginia’s strategic location, competitive operating costs, and first-rate workforce provide unparalleled advantages to businesses.”


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