J&J Truck Sales, Inc., a leading heavy duty truck sales and construction equipment sales and rental firm, will invest $5.2 million to expand its operation in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. The project is expected to create 27 new jobs.
The company will establish a new 45,000-square-foot facility adjacent to its existing operation at 11453 U.S. Highway 29, increasing its automotive-based equipment repair, refurbishment, and fabrication capacity to better serve the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast construction markets. Virginia successfully competed with South Carolina for the project.
“J&J Truck Sales has been a proud part of the Pittsylvania County community for the past quarter century,” said Jackie Atkinson, Owner of J&J Truck Sales, Inc. “We appreciate our partners at the county and state level who have worked hand-in-hand with us to help make Southside Virginia the best option for expansion. J&J is growing, and our new Chatham facility will be critical in supporting that growth. This is an exciting time to be in the Danville-Pittsylvania County area, and we look forward to being an integral part for many years to come.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with Pittsylvania County and the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance to secure the project for Virginia. Governor Northam approved a $50,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist Pittsylvania County with the project. J&J Truck Sales is eligible to receive state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.
“J&J Truck Sales’ long-term success in Danville-Pittsylvania County is a testament to the region’s competitive operating costs and dedicated workforce,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. “We are proud that the company has experienced success in Chatham and will create additional high-value jobs.”
Headquartered in the Town of Chatham in Pittsylvania County, J&J Truck Sales, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading dealers in used dump trucks and a leading construction equipment sales and rental firm. In addition to truck sales, the company buys, refurbishes, and rents equipment for the construction, industrial, agricultural, and excavating industries.
“J&J Truck Sales is a well-established company that has contributed significantly to the regional economy and the growth of the automotive and heavy equipment supply chain in Southern Virginia,” said Linda Green, Executive Director of the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance. “Having them decide to expand operations in Pittsylvania County ensures this commitment will continue for future generations.”