Area Development
AmeriPumps, LLC, a manufacturer of portable water pumps used in the construction and mining industries, will related its headquarters and manufacturing facility to Hillsville, Virginia. The company is currently located in Tennessee. The $4.6 million project will bring 125 new jobs to the region. "The decision to relocate our operations to Virginia was based on the strong work ethic and available work force in this geographic region, along with the quality of life only found in this part of Virginia," says Doug Zukowski, president of AmeriPumps. State and local incentives offered to the company include $250,000 in grants, along with tax abatements and training assistance. No details were announced on the specs of the headquarters operation or a timetable for the move.