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Hubbell Lighting To Establish Manufacturing Center In Christiansburg, Virginia

05/11/2015
Hubbell Lighting, a world leader in lighting innovation, will invest $6.015 million to expand and consolidate its manufacturing and assembly operations at its facility in the Town of Christiansburg, Virginia. The project will create 100 new jobs in Montgomery County.

Hubbell Lighting, headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, is one of the largest lighting fixture manufacturers in North America. The company provides a full range of indoor and outdoor lighting products serving the commercial, industrial, and residential markets.

“Hubbell Lighting has been manufacturing in Montgomery County for many years, due in large part to the very capable, hardworking and team-oriented people that the state has to draw upon for our workforce,” said Kevin Poyck, Vice President/General Manager for Hubbell Lighting’s Commercial and Industrial Lighting division. “The state and local governments work hard to attract and retain business by creating an environment conducive to business growth and expansion. With this great workforce and solid business environment, Hubbell looks forward to many more years of manufacturing excellence at its Christiansburg location.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Montgomery County, the Town of Christiansburg, and the New River Valley Economic Development Alliance to secure the project for Virginia. Governor McAuliffe approved a $100,000 grant from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund to assist Montgomery County with the project.

The company will receive benefits from the Port of Virginia Economic and Infrastructure Development Zone Grant Program, and will also be eligible for Sales and Use Tax exemptions on manufacturing equipment. Additional funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

Governor Terry McAuliffe said, “I am thrilled to announce Hubbell’s significant consolidation and expansion in Montgomery County. This is a great example of an innovative manufacturing operation that will help create new jobs and build the new Virginia economy. I am particularly pleased that Hubbell will also expand its partnership with the Port of Virginia, generating new economic activity both in the New River Valley and in Hampton Roads.”

“This is another win for the manufacturing sector in Virginia,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones. “The company’s Christiansburg operation has steadily increased its production and assembly of high-value LED products that continue to grow in demand. The long-term success of Virginia’s existing businesses is another testament to the great assets we have here in the Commonwealth.”

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