Parkland Direct Plans Bedford County, Virginia, Operations
The additional 50,000-square-feet of space will include two new converter and press machines.
“We are excited for our operational expansion and adding new careers in our community and the Commonwealth,” said Clint Seckman, President of?Parkland?Direct. “We are so thankful to VEDP, our team, and clients who have given us the opportunity to adapt to our evolving industry and provide even better products and service in?direct?mail marketing.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with Bedford County to secure the project and will support Parkland Direct’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.
“Creativity is the spark that drives innovation in the Commonwealth, and Parkland Direct has a decades-long track record of ingenuity and success in Bedford County,” noted Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick. “As an entrepreneur, I am thrilled to see this expansion take a thriving family business into its next chapter.”
Parkland Direct is an industry leader in high-volume lithographic envelope manufacturing with extensive experience in foiling, embossing, and specialty coatings for direct mail marketing. The company’s primary clients include national brands in areas such as finance, insurance, and travel.
“The growth of Parkland Direct is a testament to their resilience and vision,” added Jimmy Robertson, Chairman of the Bedford County Economic Development Authority. “Their commitment to invest in new equipment, infrastructure, and employees sets a strong example of industry leadership.”
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