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JTI Leaf Services Expands Danville, Virginia, Operations

Tobacco company JTI Leaf Services plans to expand its operations in Danville, Virginia. The multi-million dollar project is expected to create approximately 100 jobs.

“Our latest expansion is part of JTI’s long-term commitment to both Danville and the region, and we’re looking for skilled workers, proven managers, and many more professional and technical individuals to fill upwards of 100 new positions,” said President of JTI Leaf Services, Michael Adkins. “From its earliest days, Danville was known as the “World’s Best Tobacco Market” for its bright leaf tobacco. With such a rich history in both tobacco growing and processing, we here at JTI knew that Danville was the prime location to procure the highest quality tobacco leaves from top farmers in the world, and source the needed talent to operate a world class facility.”

JTI Leaf Services is part of Japan Tobacco International (JTI). The company is one of the largest direct purchasers of leaf across the U.S. tobacco growing region.

“JTI’s consistent growth in physical footprint, production volumes, and employment growth have contributed significantly to the development of Danville. The partnerships forged by JTI with the regions farmers have provided a significant boost to the agricultural economy and as a major exporter, JTI brings new money into our region’s economy,” noted Linda Green, executive director, Southern Virginia Regional Alliance.

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