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Tabet Manufacturing Company Expands Norfolk, Virginia, Operations

01/25/2021
Tabet Manufacturing Company, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of large suite communications equipment and custom solutions for military and industrial customers, will invest $6.5 million to expand its operation in Norfolk, Virginia. The company is expected to create 68 new jobs.

Tabet will construct a new manufacturing facility adjacent to its current facility at 1336 Ballentine Boulevard to increase production capacity. Virginia successfully competed with Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina for the project.

“We are excited to make this investment and continue growing our operations in the Hampton Roads area,” said Jeff Jaycox, President of Tabet Manufacturing Company. “The area is strategically located to serve our customer base and has the necessary infrastructure for us to conduct business in a competitive manner. We have also been able to develop a strong supply chain utilizing vendors throughout Virginia.”

In addition to serving the military maritime market, Tabet Manufacturing was recently awarded a multi-year contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to manufacture a variety of interconnection equipment used throughout the Department of Defense community. The five-year base contract has a performance completion date of December 2024 and includes an option for five one-year extension periods.

“The diversity of Tabet Manufacturing’s growing customer base speaks to the value of its custom, precision-manufactured products,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. “The growth and longevity of a 60-year-old Virginia company is a powerful testament to the advantages of doing business in the Commonwealth, and we are proud to support Tabet’s expansion in Norfolk.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with the City of Norfolk and the Hampton Roads Alliance to secure the project for Virginia. VEDP will support Tabet Manufacturing’s job creation through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP), which provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs in order to support employee recruitment and training activities. As a business incentive supporting economic development, VJIP reduces the human resource costs of new and expanding companies. VJIP is state-funded, demonstrating Virginia’s commitment to enhancing job opportunities for citizens.

“The Hampton Roads Alliance congratulates Tabet Manufacturing Company on its expansion and commends the City of Norfolk and VEDP for their work to secure this project,” said Douglas L. Smith, President and CEO of the Hampton Roads Alliance. “The Hampton Roads region is second to none in its service to the military, due not only to the nearly 90,000 active-duty personnel stationed here, but also to the many manufacturers and defense contractors that call the region home. A large, well-skilled talent pool and advantageous regulatory environment make Hampton Roads ideal for manufacturers, and we are thrilled to see a homegrown company like Tabet achieve such success.”

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