84 Lumber to Open New Truss Plant in Virginia
Originally published by the following source: Area Development — March 7, 2017
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Editor’s Note: It’s interesting to note how the following development in 84 Lumber’s expansion of their manufacturing operations fits in with the plans they outlined in September 2015.
84 Lumber, the nation’s leading building materials supplier, will invest $3.9 million to establish an operation in Frederick County, as part of its manufacturing division, 84 Components. The project is expected to create 100 new jobs in Virginia.
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership will support 84 Lumber’s new job creation through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP). VJIP provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs or experiencing technological change to support employee training activities.
“84 Lumber has ambitious expansion plans for 2017,” said 84 Lumber’s COO Frank Cicero. “And to achieve those goals, we need great partners like the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. We’re looking forward to working together this year.”
“We are proud that Virginia will be home to 84 Lumber’s newest job-creating operation and that the company will benefit from the world-class workforce and excellent business environment that Frederick County has to offer,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe. “Growing this critical sector is essential to diversifying and building the new Virginia economy, and 84 Lumber selecting the Commonwealth for its newest manufacturing operation is evidence of our ongoing success.”
“It is exciting to welcome 84 Lumber, one of the top brands in the construction world, to Virginia’s growing corporate roster,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore. “Frederick County is a prime location for the company’s newest manufacturing operation, just three hours from its headquarters and seconds from Interstate 81, offering direct access to an expanding customer base. With more than 240,000 Virginians employed in manufacturing, 84 Lumber also will benefit from a skilled, local talent pipeline for years to come.”