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Magnets USA Expands Operations in Roanoke County, Virginia

06/25/2018
Magnets USA, a manufacturer of primarily magnetic and paper promotional products, will invest $1.5 million in its operation in Roanoke County, Virginia.

The company has already purchased state-of-the-art equipment to increase capacity, including a digital press, laser engraver, and a customized enterprise resource planning system that will replace all of its current processes. Other additions are slated for this year.

The company’s 70 employees will be retrained to operate the new machinery and systems with support from the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

“Magnets USA is an impressive entrepreneurial success story for Virginia, and I am pleased to see the company reinvesting in its Roanoke County operation,” said Governor Ralph Northam. “To stay competitive in a 21st-century economy, growing companies must upgrade processes and technologies, and ensure its employees are equipped with the most in-demand skills. We are proud to support Magnets USA, and look forward to many more years of success in the Commonwealth.”

“Magnets USA has been a valuable contributor to the Roanoke region’s economy for over 25 years, and Virginia is proud to partner with the company in its next chapter of growth,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. “From its beginning as a one-person operation to 70 employees, Magnets USA is a strong example of what entrepreneurs can accomplish in the Commonwealth.”

“Roanoke County is a beautiful place that provides all the resources required for our business, including a stable and talented workforce, support services, and a business-friendly government,” said Magnets USA Founder Dale Turner. “We love being a part of this vibrant and progressive region where we can make a positive difference and be appreciated as well. We will continue to invest in our equipment, software, and employees to increase our productivity and efficiency so we can continue to compete on a national level.”

“The news of Magnets USA’s continued successes is very exciting for our community,” said Brad Grose, Mayor of the Town of Vinton. “We are fortunate to have quality businesses such as Magnets USA located within the community, and we sincerely appreciate their ongoing investments towards the purchase of new equipment and for the employment opportunities they provide for our area.”

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