manufacturer to expand into Scott County and create 30 new jobs | Business
RICHMOND – VFP Inc., a producer of custom-designed enclosures used to protect critical infrastructure for telecommunications, public safety radio, data centers and utility projects, will invest $ 7.2 million to expand its operations in Scott County.
Virginia successfully competed with Missouri and Oklahoma for the project, which will create 30 new jobs.
This expansion will allow VFP to produce larger concrete shelters and meet future market demand.
“There are hard workers living in Southwest Virginia, and companies like VFP recognize this,” Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said. “Virginia is advancing manufacturing throughout the Commonwealth, and we thank VFP for its expansion into Scott County.”
Founded in 1965 and based in Roanoke, VFP Inc. develops custom enclosure solutions to protect critical components. Each enclosure is designed to withstand a wide range of environmental and physical extremes. The company’s products include concrete and metal shelters, secure modular data centers, utility control centers and Fiber To The Home shelters, all of which directly support the growth of the broadband industry by rural environment. Today, essential utilities, municipalities, broadband service providers and Fortune 500 companies depend on VFP to provide shelters, enclosures, and huts.
“VFP’s expansion demonstrates the importance of the infrastructure networks, skilled workforce and livability provided in rural areas of the Commonwealth to attract and retain business,” said Secretary of Commerce Brian Ball. “VFP Inc. has thrived in the Commonwealth for over half a century, and this new investment will help ensure its longevity for decades to come. “
“VFP has enjoyed over 56 years of excellence in building design and fabrication, providing quality prefabricated structures to the telecommunications, power, public safety, modular data center and broadband industries. “Said Scott File, President of VFP Inc.” Since moving our manufacturing facilities to Scott County in the 1990s, we have continued to grow. This is in large part due to the loyalty and support of our valued employees. VFP is grateful to be located in Scott County with an available workforce and local talent who can meet our vast manufacturing needs. We owe special thanks for the continued support and assistance received over the years from local, regional and state agencies.
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Scott County and the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority to secure the project for Virginia. Northam approved a $ 100,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to help Scott County with the project.
In addition, VFP Inc. is eligible to receive state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, and funding and services to support employee training activities at the. business will be provided by the Virginia Jobs Investment Program. The Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority has approved a $ 100,000 grant to the Scott County Economic Development Authority to assist VFP in workforce development and training.
“This expansion in Scott County illustrates the long-term commitment and partnership that VFP has here,” said Danny Mann, Chairman of the Scott County Board of Supervisors. “The announcement of the additional jobs and investments is welcome and excellent news for our county and the region. “
“VFP is an exceptional company and a valuable asset to our region,” said Jonathan Belcher, Executive Director and General Counsel of the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority. “The Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority has assisted VFP with a number of expansions in Scott County, and we are very pleased to be able to help again in the form of a Workforce Development and Training Grant. Artwork of up to $ 100,000 provided through the Scott County Economic Development Authority.
“VFP Inc. is a great corporate citizen of Scott County, and we are delighted with this very exciting news that the company is expanding its presence and creating even more high quality jobs for our region,” said Senator of State Todd Pillion. “I applaud every member of the team who worked to make this announcement possible, and I remain committed to supporting programs that mobilize resources to strengthen our region’s competitiveness and win these projects.
“This announcement is great news for Scott County, and I am grateful to all of the stakeholders who have secured this investment and job expansion,” said delegate Terry G. Kilgore. “VFP has been a great partner for Scott County, and this announcement shows that the company is committed to Scott County and Southwest Virginia. “