Right to Work Virginia’s Latest Economic Accomplishments

Businesses investing in Right to Work Virginia include M S International and SWVA Biochar, as well as Virginia MetalFab. Each one will have a positive impact on the area’s economy by creating new jobs. Read on so you can find out more!

M S International:

M S international is investing $61.6 million in order to add a new facility in Right to Work Suffolk, Virginia. This will create 80 new jobs!

“When a global company like M S International chooses Virginia for a major distribution operation to reach critical markets, it reinforces our strategic location and logistics infrastructure that is second-to-none. […] The Commonwealth offers companies a single gateway into critical customer markets, and MSI will complement Suffolk’s impressive roster of supply chain management companies.” […]

“We applaud M S International’s decision to build its East Coast distribution center in Suffolk, Virginia and capitalize on the access to global markets offered by The Port of Virginia. […] MSI is going to be a significant importer and the investments we’re making in our terminals will help to ensure that MSI can grow its volumes without concern. We welcome MSI and are looking forward to a long partnership.”


SWVA Biochar:

SWVA Biochar is investing $2.6 million in order to expand in Right to Work Floyd County, Virginia. This will also create 15 new jobs.

“SWVA Biochar worked with expert partners at James Madison University and in Colorado to determine that demand for quality biochar is high along the East Coast and overseas in Great Britain and other European countries. […] Virginia’s plentiful, high-quality biomass resources to make biochar and biochar-infused compost, as well as the markets for biochar products around the Commonwealth, are unlimited. These resources, along with a vibrant agriculture environment and a skilled and available workforce, were an obvious recipe for a successful business made possible through the support and cooperative relationships we have in Virginia.” […]

“Virginia’s collaborative environment and skilled workforce bolster newer businesses like SWVA Biochar that are creating jobs for the future. […] As we work to catalyze the growth of startups across the Commonwealth, we celebrate SWVA Biochar’s success and are proud to support the company through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.”


Virginia MetalFab:

Virginia MetalFab is investing $9 million in order to expand in Right to Work Appomattox, Virginia. They will also create 130 new jobs!

“Virginia MetalFab has been a valuable employer in the Commonwealth for two decades, and this important expansion will help secure its future longevity in Appomattox. […] We are proud of the company’s success and remain committed to providing an environment for businesses of all sizes to thrive. […]

“Virginia MetalFab values their customers, employees, and community. They have grown very quickly due to those commitments, and we are thrilled they have chosen to expand their operations in the Town of Appomattox. […] The company’s excitement to bring well-paying jobs to the community is contagious. It has been an honor to work alongside them during this expansion and to support their growth within the Lynchburg region. I’d also like to thank former team member, Jamie Gillespie, who ran point on this project, for all her hard work in working alongside the Town, Virginia MetalFab, and our economic development partners.”


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