What’s New In Right to Work Virginia’s Economy?

Three businesses are investing soon in Right to Work Virginia. These are Prolam, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, and Kristi Corporation. Prolam will be adding its first US location in Patrick County. Meanwhile, Kristi Corporation will have a new location in Suffolk. And lastly, Nestlé Purina PetCare will be expanding in King William County. Altogether, these companies will invest $195.9 million toward the state’s economy. So this will be great for the economy!

Read on to find out what others are saying about these investments.


Prolam is adding its first US location in Right to Work Patrick County, Virginia with a $12.8 million investment. This will also create 58 new jobs!

“We look forward to the many opportunities and will continue to uphold the proud local tradition of turning the majestic Appalachian hardwoods into the top quality hardwood floors for commercial trucks and dry van trailers.” […]

“Prolam will be a valued contributor to the supply chain for Virginia forest products. […] We are [glad] to welcome the company to our Commonwealth and are grateful for the valuable job opportunities this project will create for the residents of Patrick County.” […]

“As Virginia’s third-largest private industry, forestry is a critical part of the Commonwealth’s economy, contributing more than $21 billion annually in economic impact. […] New demand for Virginia hardwoods created by facilities like Prolam’s create the conditions essential for sustainable forest management. I am thrilled the Commonwealth could partner with Patrick County through the AFID Program to help win this important project for Virginia.”


Nestlé Purina PetCare Company:

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is investing $182 million in order to expand in Right to Work King William County, Virginia!

“The investment in Virginia provides an exciting opportunity to strengthen our operations in King William. […] We are committed to delivering the innovative litter solutions cat owners trust, with a continued focus on safety and sustainability in our operations. We are proud to be part of the King William community and look forward to many more opportunities to make a positive impact for pets and people.” […]

“Nestlé Purina PetCare has been a vital contributor to King William County’s economy for more than two decades.
This major investment further solidifies its commitment to the community. […] With multiple operations across Virginia, Nestlé is an important partner to our Commonwealth, and we look forward to supporting this global company and household brand in its next chapter of growth.”


Kristi Corporation:

Kristi Corporation is adding a new location soon in Right to Work Suffolk, Virginia with a $1.1 million investment! This will also create 10 new jobs.

“I am [glad] that Kristi Corporation chose Suffolk to site its new log exporting facility. […] Investments like this provide important forest product markets for landowners and new employment opportunities which continue to support forestry, Virginia’s third-largest industry. I am [happy] that the Commonwealth and the Virginia Department of Forestry were able to partner with the City of Suffolk to support this new venture.” […]

“Kristi Corporation’s strategic decision to locate its newest operation in Suffolk holds benefits for the company, the economies of Virginia, the City of Suffolk, and The Port of Virginia. […] The port will be Kristi Corp’s international trade gateway. We are ready to collaborate to leverage the world-class efficiency being generated at this 21st century port. We look forward to serving as the company’s link to global markets for many years to come.”


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